Monday, February 22, 2010
.:During:. Part 2 of Our Lazure Process
Rainbows dance on the prepped walls
The girls' bedroom has been primed and painted white for a bit now, but I hadn't started the lazuring yet simply because I couldn't find the time. Finally, over the weekend I had a free day to start the process.
I gathered all my supplies and mixed the paint for my first coat.
Once it was mixed up it looked a bit too dark to me (there are many layers of paint in the lazure process, so you don't want the paint to be too dark), but I took a risk and put it up anyways.
The first wall came out just like I wanted it to, very light and airy just like the kindergartens I have visited, so I figured the paint mixture was ok after all. But after that first wall my mind wandered elsewhere, instead of meditating on the wall in front of me, and my painting went a bit crazy. I am not quite sure how I managed it, maybe I was pressing to hard with the paint brush or maybe I was adding too much paint to my brush at a time, but each wall got progressively darker, and my paint strokes more and more visible.
You can see in the picture above, the light airy pale pink color I started out with on the wall on the right and then the dark pink with strong brush strokes on the wall on the left (I promise the ceiling isn't pink the color just reflected on it in the picture). Seeing how at least 3 more coats of color will be applied to that, I don't think I could leave it like it is. I really want to put a coat of white on those three walls I painted too dark and then start over. Since the first layer of paint consists mostly over water, it's not a huge loss of supplies, just a loss of time.
But at the same time I kind of just want this to be done and over with. My girls want their room back, plus my mother in law is coming in April and she'll need a place to sleep so I don't have tons of time. I don't think the perfectionist in me will let me rush this, though, and I probably will end up painting over my mistakes and starting all over... hmmm, maybe tonight...
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Here's hoping I get to type a WIP Wednesday post this week *fingers crossed*