Sunday, February 28, 2010


Yep, I said P P...

perging and painting!!

Mr. Precious has retired and life has not been the same. Now it's been fun, mind you, but we're working and working and working.

Mr. Precious got the bright idea we should purge the closets of all the junk and clothes we no longer wear and then paint! Sounded good to me.

But one little ole closet wasn't enough...we're going to purge every closet in the house and then paint it! Oh, my Lord!!! Now we live in an olden house and we don't have the magnificent closets so many of you have and of course I covet those. I have actually given up the biggest walkin closet. Taken all of my tiny clothes out. Reluctantly given it to Mr. Precious to store his collections in. Am I crazy? Probably! But I'm such a good wifey pooh, you know! :)

Well, I'm just a working my most dainty little fingers to the bone! I've been climbing up and down the ladder so much my knees and hips will never be the same.

What? You thought I would show you the 'befores' of these little closets? You did? And ruin my most perfect image I'm sure you have of tiny little ole me? No way! :)

Oh, Mr. Precious really is helping me but I'm a much better painter. He's doing a great job moving out the 'stuff'! He's the purger and I'm the painter. P P! Yep, that's what I'm doing.
I haven't been around as much as I would like but bear with me. I'll be back when I can ~ AFTER we'd P P'd - purged and painted!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

When I Paint My Masterpiece

Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble,
Ancient footprints are everywhere.
You can almost think that you’re seein’ double
On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs.
Got to hurry on back to my hotel room,
Where I’ve got me a date with Botticelli’s niece.
She promised that she’d be right there with me
When I paint my masterpiece.

Oh, the hours I’ve spent inside the Coliseum,
Dodging lions and wastin’ time.
Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see ’em,
Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb.
Train wheels runnin’ through the back of my memory,
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese.
Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
When I paint my masterpiece.

Sailin’ round the world in a dirty gondola.
Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!

I left Rome and landed in Brussels,
On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried.
Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin’ muscles,
Everyone was there to greet me when I stepped inside.
Newspapermen eating candy
Had to be held down by big police.
Someday, everything is gonna be diff’rent
When I paint my masterpiece.

~sung by Bob Dyland and my paint roller


  1. well, I have to say I am jealous!!! I wish I was doing that same project here in this olden house!!! And my dear hubby has also got 10 times the clothes I have!!!
    have fun

  2. WOW!! P&P!!!

    When you're done, I have a project HERE that you'd be GOOD at!! LOL!!

    No...I'm NOT finished with all my stuff yet!! LOL!!

  3. Good luck...I think you're going to need it!!!

  4. Boy, do I ever need to purge my closets. Yours look fabulous, so fresh and clean. A lot of hard work, but I know you will love it when it's all done. Good luck on the painting. Hugs, Marty

  5. I need to do this too. I can't tell you how many times I've thought of turning my walk in close into a tiny little office, for moi. Of course, prospective buyers may not like that idea.:-) I would love it though.

    I've been organizing here, too. Organization projects continue today. But first, I want to do a bit of blog visiting.

  6. Oh My Goodness! We sooo need to do this at our house.... It will be so nice to put your things away in a nice new closet! :)


  7. Oh how I need to P & P, but I just don't have it in me yet.....maybe in the next few weeks!!! Have fun!

  8. O how nice these look. I LOVE your creamy most favorite wall color of ALL time!!!
    Someone, years before we bought this house, papered each of the 3 walk-in closets with cedar paper and it is still in good condition. I won't paint over it...but I surely need to purge all three..."whew...makes me tired just typing it...think I'll go eat a muffin and have another cup of Dunkin Donut...and just THINK about cleaning closets!!
    hugs, bj

  9. Well se, he's home and keeping you all young, healthy and strong! You two make a great pair of PP's! LOL Have fun :D

  10. You have built-in shelves inside your closets? How cool is that? I think this is a great chore for the two of you to tackle together. Have you gotten rid of a lot of stuff, or are you just moving it around? Tell the truth!

    Justiney :o )

  11. Shelia, I am exhausted just reading this, but look how bright and clean your closet looks! You are going to feel so good when you open the closet doors and see all of this prettiness! Maybe you need to send Mr. P to my house for awhile. I REALLY need to do some purging. Of course, he'd have a fight on his hands when he started getting rid of my stuff! Don't work too hard. laurie

  12. Maybe it is a good thing my hubs isn't retiring for a while. Every I know whos husband retires works harder than before! Have fun in the closets and come back soon!

  13. You have inspired me...well, in the way that tells me I SHOULD clean out and paint my closets. Doing it, that's a tough one. I am ready to have mt family room repainted and I can tell you one thing, Mr. Journal will not be volunteering for that job!!

    Love the color you chose...the color of my family room, I hope!


  14. You are a brave, brave woman!
    Well...I am very proud of both of you,working as a team :)
    That is when the home re-designs or freshen ups...mean so much more...!
    (at least that is what I tell my beloved! WINK)

  15. What a cute post. You just keep p p ing. I am the painter here,too and our closets really need to be done, but hey nobody sees them, but us. I will do it someday maybe!

  16. Your lucky, my hubby does not help me paint at all!

  17. Painting totally wears me out! Great for you to have a head start on Spring. Oh, you've reminded me of all the painting and cleaning I need to do. Thanks! :0 Mumzie

  18. Oh, Sheila, you are so funny. That's one of those projects I always put off. Hang in there.

  19. Shelia can you and Mr. Precious come to Oklahoma and help us paint and purge???? I think it is a FABULOUS idea and I have GOT to do the same thing! I know it is a lot of work but you will be so thrilled with your organized, clean closets afterward.♥

  20. I understand no way would I show my closets before either.Would be nice to be able to still get up and down on a ladder.It would may me feel so good to have nice uncluttered closets.God Bless Trish

  21. Hi Sheila, I have something for you over at my blog.

  22. Good for you! Great job and inspirational! It all looks so fresh and new!
    And no way can you devote time to both purging/painting and blogging! Both are so time-consuming! You were good to post!

    I've been away because of computer woes but hopefully this week I'll be back.
    All the best,

  23. O it is looking good..I have a few closets that need a P & P too - are you two for hire ??

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  25. Shelia, you're a hoot! I smiled reading that post! Well, those closets will be fabulous. Tell Mr. P that you will need to buy new clothes to put in the newly painted closets! Linda

  26. My husband takes up the main closets in our house with his huge wardrobe. I would have to be the purger, I'm afraid. I'm a terrible painter!

  27. You are too funny, Shelia! LOL!

    Good luck with this project...


    Sheila :-)

  28. You and Mr. P surely have taken on a daunting task. We need to do *a lot* of purging at our place, but can never seem to get around to it.

  29. You are such an inspiration! I really want to both purge and paint my closets, just need the time, energy, paint... HAHA! Love what you have done and you are a good wife to give Mr. P the big closet!

  30. Good idea!!! The Purging!!! My closets are going to get that as soon as it warms up and I can have a garage sale. No Painting here, tho! Ya'll go ahead!

  31. Oh how nice and fresh and clean it will all be..and neat!
    I don't dh is retired and he PP's a lot..Putters and Ponders..but doesn't accomplish much..oh but he can do the crossword, Suduko and Criptquote in record time..and think of lots of projects I should do! :)

  32. Please come to our house for some P&P!

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  33. I haven't done much painting lately but I have been purging everywhere. It feels so good and the house is lighter. lol

  34. Sheila, I'm just lovin' this. My closets are messy, but I hate dirty closet walls, they make me feel creepy. Ha! You're really working hard, be careful with all the ups and downs. I feel your pain. ouch! Have a great week.

  35. Shelia,
    How wonderful! Freshly painted closets, that sounds great to me! ^^
    Be careful though ok?

  36. Oh fun to be working together, Shelia. It will be so organized and pretty after you are done. Come see my grandies when you take a break. They're in my second to the last post. Be careful climbng up and down steps...Christine

  37. The closets are the areas that my clients never feel like painting. Even when the house is empty!

    Good for you! Nothing like a new coat of paint.

    They look so don't even want to put anything back in : )

  38. Dear shelia, I understand purging very well, lol. I only have a week to move into my new apartment which is one bedroom less than we currently have...but it has to be done :o) Hope your kness and hips hold poor thing :o(


  39. Wow, Shelia! You are one busy lady! I purged recently...but no paint! Yikes! I scrolled down to catch up from my time in babyland. I love your coffee table redo...such pretty colors! And your mantel is so elegant! But the cutest thing is Miss Chloe Dawn in her outfit...precious! Happy week! I know your time in babyland is coming SOON! :-) ...hugs...Debbie

  40. Hi Sheila
    Sounds like you have both been very busy! We are having work done at the moment. We have moved a wall to make more wardrobe space in our bedroom. It seemed like a good idea months ago but it's been hard. We had to completely empty our room so we have boxes and bags of stuff everywhere!
    Happy P & P ing!

  41. Hi Shelia
    Oh my you are so very busy...both of you. I wondered where you have been and wondered whether you might be staying close to your daughter...waiting...but instead you've been taking your mind off that working so very hard.
    YOur poor tiny hands Shelia.
    Be sure you take some relaxing time too...and I look forward to seeing you back again more often..
    The pictures are showing a great job done so very well.

  42. Shelia, this is wonderful. Go!!!!!! You will feel like a new woman when all this is completed!!

    Barb ♥

  43. It's always nice to get closets clean and organized!

  44. Hello Shelia; Wow you two are sure doing some major spring cleaning.... love the color,, so crisp... now you be careful going up and down the ladder.... cant' wait to see it all done..


  45. Shelia...I sooooo need to do this to my closets! You won't see this girl taking the camera in there. LOL It's looking great! Take care of those knees...Advil...good stuff! ;-)

  46. I saw the P P and had to come see what.....! A great project! Not sure I'd be up to it! LOL!

    You are going to find out how busy retirement is!! I like the quote: "Half the money, twice the husband!!" LOL!


  47. You have started your spring cleaning early! I know that those closets were perfectly organized before you purged them. I am sure of it!!

    You two make a good team! P & P!!

    I so need to do the same thing!

    Lou Cinda :)


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