Today I decided to finish repairing those drywall-screw pops in the corner of the living room - which is the reason I have yet to do the second coat of paint. I got the first coat up and was going to do the second the next day but then saw 3 pops in one corner. Easy enough to fix, would only take 10 minutes to screw them in a few turns and slap on some spackle. Wait a day to dry then paint!
Yeeeeah no...that was last May. I started the repair today but when I was up on the chair and my head was nearer to the ceiling I noticed a freaking LINE of pops ON THE CEILING! Argh! I was so annoyed. There's nothing I hate more than painting a ceiling. Well, ok, I hate actual drywall repair even more, but it's close! I do have to admit that a freshly painted ceiling is a beautiful thing. It really brightens it up and makes it fresh. And while my head was up there, I noticed the caulking on some of the crown was looking a bit raggedy, so that really needs to be scraped off and recaulked...and then repainted.
So, to try and keep my good mood mojo going, I decided to tackle a much smaller project - the upstairs hallway! It's just ugly. They used flat paint and flat paint + a 4 year old just doesn't mix. You can't SCRUB flat, and it shows every single thing. I've been grinding my mental teeth at that hallway for a year or so now, knowing it needed painting but not sure what colour to paint it (remember, whole house was painted a heavy cream before we bought it)...But then, ding ding ding, I remembered I have most of a gallon of the colour I used on the living room pillars - white truffle. In satin! Much more scrubbable than a flat.
So, I went up to wash the walls so I could paint tomorrow. Which is when I discovered 2 more drywall screw pops. Also, the drywall tape between the ceiling and one long wall is coming unstuck. I HATE repairing drywall tape! Not only do you have the hassle of taping/mudding, but then when it's done you have to prime & paint - both the wall and the entire danged ceiling! I finally said screw it (ha) and I'd worry about the ceiling another day. I NEED that hallway painted this week, it's finally to the point where I can't stand it. So, I repaired the pops, filled some dings, sanded some splodges, and washed the walls. I'll throw some primer over the spackled bits tomorrow and paint tuesday - and it will be GORGEOUS! Nice, creamy, white and scrubbable :)