(originally posted 11/22/2009)
Painting one’s house should work the same way that Microsoft paint works. You should be able to pick a color and hit the paint can and the whole wall should turn that color. Also, if you want to do custom work with a paint brush, you should be able to right click and erase your last brush stroke (or that big drip of paint that just landed on my carpet because somehow I was able to get it to drip on the tiny bit of uncovered carpet rather than the ton of newspaper that’s on the floor).
Unfortunately, it doesn’t. And I am apparently the Earl Scheib of house painting. You remember them right? Paint your whole car for $99. And you better like that color, because everything was going to be that color; the windshield, the mirrors, the trim, the bumper, maybe even your wheels. I had no idea, until I googled them to make sure I was spelling Scheib right, that they were still in existence. That’s brilliant. That’s also how I paint. That’s why I”m sitting here blogging about painting while my husband actually does the painting. I help, but it’s more helpful when I go get him another coffee while he paints. Really.
I never could color in the lines.