Definitions of watching paint dry run the gamut, and most usually refer to an extremely boring activity, defined by personal preference, such as watching golf, listening to opera, waiting in line . . .
BUT, here at The Frog & PenguINN, it wasn’t boring because Grenville was really waiting for the paint to dry to see places he missed, whoops meant to say those needing touch-up.
As regular readers of this blog know, we are
selling trying to sell our eastern shore VA home which we dubbed The Frog & PenguINN. We bought this classic 100+ year old Victorian in 2003 and spent the first couple of years travelling from NJ to VA on holidays and summers while we renovated and modernized. The house was not this color scheme, but very typical eastern shore colors - white house, black shutters.
Now that was b-o-r-i-n-g.
We also repainted much of the interior, choosing pastel colors over the dark colors and/or wallpaper that was in it. Lighter colors, except for the yellow morning sun paint in the kitchen (my choice); a fitting color as that room DOES get the a.m. sunlight.
But, I digress, so back to painting. The dining room was a pale yellow and we had a display of family photos on one wall — nothing obsessive like the ENTIRE wall, but a portion. However, as many sellers know, one of the first things a realtor says, besides de-clutter, is REMOVE personal items, like family photos. The theory being that prospective buyers “can’t see themselves” living in your home IF your family is there — in spirit?
BUT, when the photos came down, frame outlines remained. Up until now we were going to leave it “as is” since folks say “new owners will want to choose their own colors.” But, those outlines along with some nail, and a couple of nail pops were annoying us and since we are still living here, Grenville was painting today. AND, as there’s an open house set for next Saturday — repainting couldn’t hurt.
We’ve been clearing items from the room, placing some in storage and listing some for sale. Everything that was in the dining room earlier today was moved to the living room. That disassembled and wrapped piece is going to storage this weekend, my job today.
But, we won’t be watching paint dry since we’re going out to eat — no place to sit in the dining or living rooms.
And, that’s SO not boring at all !