Day Two: Beachlife Housewife Happy

By 12:30 this afternoon, these two fellas, Atlantic Beach’s best painters

were packing up their brushes and posing for my camera-substitute in front of my lovely new staircase. Not only did they do a wonderful job and cleaned up after themselves (as always), they cheerfully indulged me as I asked them to repair a small section of my office ceiling that had been water damaged, and patched and painted  a couple of dings in the kitchen as well. I can’t tell you how much that pleased me.  The water damaged ceiling bothered me every day  and the kitchen wall was newly-gashed by two wild kids.  And now, it’s all good as new.  He scraped off the damaged part, stain-killed it, patched it and primed it, then painted the section today.  They rummaged around my garage, looking for an old can of paint they remembered using more than two years ago in the kitchen…and they found it.  It was pretty much dried up but they were able to wet it and get enough to paint over the kitchen kid-gashed spot. I wish I had more local readers, but I never know who might be reading this, so: If you are in the area and want a great painter call Greg Critzer.  They give him props at the paint store also.  E mail me at for his number.  In fact, feel free to contact me there anytime, anyway.

But back to the stairs.  I’m thrilled with the outcome.  It was tough to get a decent photo of it because of how it’s situated in the house.  The color works so well, it really seems as though it was just made to be painted that shade.  It hardly seems new, it just blends into the surroundings. It’s as though it’s always been that way, and I couldn’t be any happier.

Well, that’s not quite true.  I noticed a small ding in the paint already.  I almost hate to look closely for fear of finding more. I want perfection but I know that doesn’t really exist.  It’ll take a few days for the finish to harden completely.  

I won’t pretend that this project/topic really interests anyone but me. Now, having said that, I present the following pictures. I chose these because they show off the actual color the best, and they include the post lids painted black, which I really like.  That was a last minute idea that was actually a good one! They’re awkward photos, but you get the idea. Personally, I’ll enjoy looking at these for the next few days anyway:

Imagine the brown/black concept and see if you don’t agree that it would have been hideous?

Next week the carpet arrives and then it will seem like a new house completely.  Woe to anyone who wears shoes in my house then! 


  1. CQA says:

    I love the feeling of making home more beautiful. The stairs look great! Good job…you did the hard part, the painters had the easy part!

  2. redthread says:

    I love the color! Very nice!!

  3. Texas Trucker says:

    It’s beautiful!

  4. Linkin Parker says:

    I am glad we can go upstairs now!!

  5. Linkin Parker says:

    Nice guys really.

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