When you paint as much as I do, some things are bound to happen.
1. My fingernails and hands look very trashy, like I’m a full time contributor on the HGTV show “Trash to Treasure”. On the other hand, it’s hard to bite my nails when I’m painting, so they are getting longer.
2. Paint gets in my hair. The last time I was at my doctor’s office, she hesitantly asked if there were any incidents of lice at my house. OH GOD…..my heart dropped until she followed it up and asked if I had been painting. YES! I’m always painting! It’s paint in my hair, not a creepy, crawling bug.
3. Paint spills.
The paint can was knocked over and it leaked out. No one noticed for a while. The lid wasn’t on tight; it’s one of my favorite paints and the top rim was all crusty from being used so much. After a while it’s just impossible for me to get the lid on tight.
When I saw the paint all over the foyer floor, my heart sunk. My favorite paint was wasting away and I had to clean it up before the kids ran through it or Brian saw. He doesn’t really like seeing problems like this. Hey, I don’t either.
THINK, THINK, THINK Amy Jo!
As I was pondering clean up options, I heard a huge GASP from the kitchen. Darn! I wasn’t fast enough! Brian couldn’t speak for a minute or two, and we both stared at the mess on the floor. Then the best suggestion came out of his mouth/ hands: “Why don’t you paint something else since the paint is out?”
And so I did. I painted some trim, the front door, a few of the kitchen chairs and the window seat in the kitchen. I walked back and forth, dipping my brush into the paint spill on the floor and then carefully walking with my hand cupped under the dripping paintbrush. Not ideal, and certainly not time efficient. Spills happen. And sometimes my husband can still surprise me with just the right reaction.
P.S. Let me just say that ceramic tile is not my favorite, but it cleans up like “WHOA.” So easy.