{DIY} i painted our house // mr. LongArm


You never know what you'll find me doing -- hahaa -- I mean it. But, I would have to say painting the shingles on the front of my home tops it. Cuz it was high up there, and we bought Mr. LongArm (IM NOT KIDDING THAT IS LEGIT ITS NAME) to get up in the super high spots. You see that window?? That's the attic window. uhhhh huh. *walks away and lets that sink in*

 It all started because the first painter people we called said they would get back to us in a few days with an estimate -- they didn't. The second did the same. And the third declared that wouldn't happen with her, but it did. *exasperatingly throws hands in the air*

I went to Menards (GUYS IM NOT KIDDING YOU HERE EITHER I LOVE THIS STORE) and was like;

"alright, teach me. I'm going to paint some shingles on the front of our house - they're wooden, what do I need?"

 And, as it always happens, the guy will show me the different things I can choose from and proceed to tell me how to use the paint *sighTHANK YOU

oh and he told me about purple ceiling paint - which really is a thing. Apparently, he sold it to a guy who came back later to Menards declaring that he was sold the wrong ceiling paint. He promised him it would dry white...he never saw the other guy again. LOL!!!

what was your fall project??
do you have a place where you can just learn?





27 comments

  1. I'm honestly not even surprised it's just like just when I thought you had DIY-ed everything BAM there you are painting your house.

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    1. oh my gosh I laughed so hard at this AND I STILL AM. cuz girl just wait, there will be more heheee!

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  2. Wow, that is one serious DIY! It looks lovely! :D

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    1. haahaaa!! Thanks - I love the finished project <3333

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  3. Oh my goodness you're so brave! XD

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    1. brave or dumb?? IDK! LOL!!!! and I got a lot of paint on the roof...uhhhggg hahaa I'll forever more get to see it out my bedroom window (you see the window on the right there?? THATS MY ROOM!)

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  4. You are hilarious and talented and cute, haha :). I look forward to your blog posts so much!!! Lol!

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    1. oh my gosh - girl!!!! ugh thanks haha! You're seriously so sweet <33

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  5. LOL, we do the craziest things together...don't we?

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  6. We had ceiling paint like that it is really good, because it is pink when it is wet and you can tell where you have done so you don't miss any spots, then it dries white, we did all our ceilings with it. I am always amazed at how many things you DIY.

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    1. Yeah, they have pink and purple here. I haven't used it yet, but I want to sometime!! LIKE WHAT A GENIUS IDEA. oh gosh..haha thanks :P

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  7. your blog posts are so cool <3
    AND YOU ARE LIKE THE DIY CRAFT QUEEN OR SOMETHIN. I DON'T KNOW.

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    1. oh my gosh <3333 THANK YOU *HUGS*
      ACK I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY BUT BEING THE DIY QUEEN IS SO COOL just doesn't sound as aesthetic as the waffle queen - we all know it. lol

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    2. You are the DIY queen for reals. I mean, PAINTING YOUR OWN FREAKING HOUSE. :-D Gurl. :-)

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    3. EEEP HUGS -- seriously tho gosh you girls

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  8. Is that you and Bree up on the roof?! (Don't judge, I can't tell. XD *cough* You're in the blue right?) I agree with Naomi Sarah: Julia Ryan is crowned as DIY queen!! (You seriously do so much. It's really cool.)
    WHAT?! Purple and pink paint that turns white? GENIUS. And that's TERRIBLE that THREE painting companies didn't get back to you! :O *GASP* #badbusiness ;D

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    1. haha! Yup that is us, and I am wearing the blue. I HATE MY PAINT CLOTHES. but heyyy whatever. lol OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS ARE SO MUCH FUN like thank you <333 heheee!!
      I KNOW ISNT THAT THE COOLEST THING EVER?!?!?? I agree..but, hey, I learned something new and had some fun! xD

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  9. Oh my goodness, you are cracking me up -- literally!! XD Wowww, purple ceiling paint, eh?
    Looks like you two are having a blast. :) (Well, three if you count Mr. LongArm.) LOL

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. hahaaa I'm so glad I gave you a laugh! It was a fun post to put together xD I KNOW ISNT IT SO SMART?? Oh, we did have a blast. THO we learned that the oil based paint like..uh..IT DOESNT COME OFF THE SKIN VERY EASILY. haha OH MY WORD YOU MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD YES US THREE HAD A BLAST

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  10. DUDE.
    I'm just amazed that you actually just DID that and WENT for it and TALKED to the dude and CLIMBED on the roof and basically you are my new hero because not sure if I could be that brave.

    GO YOU. xD

    // katie gravce
    a writer's faith

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    1. DUDE.
      Now that I think about it...I'm kinda amazed too. hahaa!!! I'm really comfortable with the painter guys tho..it's like we've got this major thing in common, LOL!! OH MY GOSH IM YOUR NEW HERO??!? girl. you're the one who can write thousands of words in a day while I struggle for 1k!

      so GO YOU xD

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  11. THAT IS SO COOL!!! KUDOS TO YOU!!! <3

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  12. YOU ARE SO AMBITIOUS. HOW EVEN. Also that purple ceiling paint omg...that must have been quite the surprise?? AHEM. The house looks so lovely!! CAN YOU COME WORK YOUR MAGIC ON MY ROOM AND MAKE IT ALL AESTHETICALLY BEAUTIFUL??? <3333333

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    1. I DONT KNOW I don't think I would have been like that if it hadn't been for the people not getting back to us. I got kinda peeved. HAHA!! UUUMMMMM SURE??!!? I SERIOUSLY WOULD DIE IF I COULD DO THAT.

      so BE RIGHT THERE give me 10

      hours that is..

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