I used to be afraid of painting walls.

It may seem ridiculous to you, but I used to be terrified of painting. When it was discussed, I would get physically anxious. One time I literally cried when asked about my painting project.

Let’s rewind a little bit, though.

I have lived in my current apartment since April of this year. When I moved in, I noticed that the walls were in rough shape. As time went on, the cracks and numerous nail holes began to really bother me. I decided I should paint my walls and consulted with my coworkers on the specifics.

I secured help in painting (thank you Ira and Caroline!) so I prepped the walls by removing all the stray nails, patching the holes, and sanding the walls down. I custom mixed a light gray color and assembled all the necessary supplies.

And let me tell you- painting wasn’t that bad.

My wonderful friends guided me through the whole process. We freehanded the edges (no tape!) and used rollers on the rest. The color ended up a little bit more blue than I expected, so it’s a good thing I like the color blue.

I am so happy with how this project turned out. I’m thinking that I want to fix and paint more of my apartment. First, though, I have to paint the mirror in my living room (see below) and hang art on the walls.

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