gratitude-a-thon day 2023: a fresh coat of paint (and the best painters EVER)


gray-paint-colors-in-cansI am having the interior of my house painted.

You’d think I had won the Mega Bucks drawing on the same day I hit the Lotto and Ed Mcmahon showed up from the dead telling me I’d won the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes.

It’s been a long time since we’ve painted, and the wear and tear is everywhere (and no, I didn’t mean for that to be so Dr. Seuss).

I am literally, room by room getting that Christmas morning feeling. I’m damn giddy, I tell you. Also, as a bonus, once a room is all clean and painted, I don’t want to put all the “crap” back into it. This painting thing is a good way to clean. Marie Kondo was wrong–The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up should really be, paint your damn house.

And I somehow managed to not only get the best painters I’ve ever worked with, but also the NICEST. Seriously, great people who are experts in color, neat and a pleasure to have my home.

We definitely waited too long to paint, but if we hadn’t, I probably wouldn’t have this overwhelming feeling of gratitude. And well, you know how I feel about that subject.

4 thoughts on “gratitude-a-thon day 2023: a fresh coat of paint (and the best painters EVER)

  1. Hi Toni. I loved this post and wonder if you’d share the name of your painter. I don’t need any painting done now, but would love to know for the future.

    Thanks! Rochelle

    Sent from my iPhone. (Sorry for inadvertent spelling errors!)


  2. Yes. New paint is cathartic. I repaint one room every other year, and PURGE. My hubby just sits back, rolls his eyes and hits the hard to reach spots for me. 😊 Love the pallet you show. ❤️

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