The painting continues. Yesterday I removed everything from the closet -- yes, hubby's chest of drawers, too. Piled it on the bed, on the cedar chest, on the floor ... The newpaper taped to the wall is to protect the mural from paint spatter. We are keeping the mural and will probably purchase an empty frame to hang over it.
I got the interior of the closet completely painted and all the piles of stuff in the first two photos put back in their original spots yesterday. I also got some of the other walls done (partially done) too. The ceiling goes up to 14' and I won't go up that high on the ladder when I'm home alone. It would be hours and hours before I was found should I fall off.
Today will be more of the same. Painting along the remaining walls, up to my height limit. I won't have as much moving to do. I can't move the bed alone, so that will have to wait until tomorrow.
The second photo is the pile of shoes -- mostly mine *s* The couple of pair you see in the foreground are the ones I am willing to part with. It doesn't seem like much, but getting rid of shoes is a huge sacrifice to me.
The third photo shows two stacks of clean quilts. These are quilts that were hanging in the bedroom or stacked in the "ambiance" display on top of our closet. The rocking chairs are part of the ambiance, too. The little rocker on the left was my childhood rocker and the one on the right was my mother's. I think mine was called a Kennedy rocker. President Kennedy used one such as this because it was comfortable for his bad back. I don't know if any or all of that is true, but it's a good sounding story.
Off to paint.
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