Weekend Recap: Parents & Painting

 Hey all!  It's been a minute since I have done a weekend recap.  But, with my parents in town this past weekend, I couldn't not recap it!

My weekend actually started on Thursday evening.  My parents arrived shortly before my workday ended, so I finished up work, and then we pretty much got right to it!  The goal of the visit was, of course, to see each other, but also paint my master bathroom and recaulk the shower.

My master bathroom was a little worse for the wear.  It desperately needed repainting, both the walls and the trim.  It was kind of at the point, with the color and the shape of things, that even after you cleaned it, it still looked a bit dingy.  We had made progress on the bathroom awhile ago, updating the handware, and removing the shower doors, new towel hooks and shower curtain, and prepping it for paint.  Then COVID hit, and like with everything else, it put things a bit on hold.  So to finally be able to get this in had me so excited!

Night one included any final patching, removing the hooks and face plates, sanding the walls and trim, washing the walls and trim, and painting the trim.  When we painted my bedroom, we did the trim first and thought it worked well.  It was a late evening, but it made it so that we were all set to go in the morning.

After breakfast, we were pretty well set to go on painting.  While I have a good size bathroom, it was a little tight with three of us in there, so my dad worked on cutting in, and I followed with the roller while my mom did a little work in the yard for me.  Divide and conquer!  I had to take a break to work for just a bit, but then was back to it.  

While the first coat was drying, I had my dad look at a board on my deck that was popping up.  I figured he would be able to just nail it down, and we would be good to go.  Well, the screws weren't bringing it down, so we ended up having to pry the board off (which was interesting considering I don't have a pry bar and my dad didn't bring his) to see what was going on underneath.  After figuring out what was going on, I had a minor freak out that I would need to redo my deck a whole lot sooner than I anticipated, but of course, my dad came through with a fix that secured it all up and should last for a few years to come!  Thank goodness!

By the time we got the deck all fixed up, the bathroom was ready for a second coat.  And as soon as that second coat was done, I cracked open a beer, haha!  For some reason, the second coat was a bit rougher and included a paint spill.  Which cleaned up no problem, but the second coat as a whole just wasn't quite as smooth as the first!  But goodness, did it make a difference, and it looks SO GOOD!  

We got to work on removing the old caulk from where the shower walls meet the tub.  It wasn't too bad, although my dad had to go over my work a bit, haha.  He likened it to going to the dentist.  The hygienist cleans your teeth, and then the dentist comes through afterwards and does that little extra look / clean up.

We stopped for dinner, and then got to the actual caulking.  And by that, I mean my dad caulked, while my mom and I watched, haha.  For a space like that, it really is a one person job, so we provided the moral support.

My mom and I got out for a walk that evening, enjoying the cooler temps.  We've just been so lucky with weather this week that it had to be taken advantage of.

Between Thursday evening and working all of Friday on things, we all were exhausted and turned in relatively early.

Saturday was a slower start, with a nice walk/run outside with my mom, followed by breakfast and putting the bathroom back together.

My parents left before lunch, and I relaxed for a bit on the couch watching HGTV.  I swear, the minute I sat down and wasn't go, go, go, was when it all hit me.  The busy week of work, followed by the super productive time with my parents had me tuckered out.  I did a few odds and ends, and settled in to watch Work It on Netflix.  I am a sucker for any and all dance movies, which now that I think of it makes sense since Dirty Dancing has always been my very favorite movie.  I thought it was a good movie, and would recommend it if you are a dance movie fan!

A storm hit in the evening, and while I usually love a good storm, especially to fall asleep too, this one was a bit louder and windier than what I would have liked.  It made for a slower Sunday than normal, but it was nice to take it easy and enjoy my coffee while scouring Pinterest, and looking up fall books.

I burned a new LMCO candle this weekend in the Ponchatoula Strawberry scent.  Oh my word, is it good.  It reminds me of when my mom would make jello growing up.  I just love their candles and I cannot wait to try the fall scents when they come out!

That pretty much rounds out the weekend!  Hope you all had a good one! 

Linking up with Lindsay.





  1. I can’t wait to see your bathroom all done!

  2. Your dad is definitely a mister fix it!! I love that your parents are so willing to help out and get their hands dirty :) xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  3. I love the bathroom color! It really turned out great! You need to do a whole post about it when it's all decorated and done.

  4. How wonderful to have such expert help! That wall color is fabulous.

    1. Yes it is wonderful - very lucky and very thankful! And thank you - I love how it turned out!

  5. Love the color you picked! Sprucing things up feel so good. It's even better when you have family to help!

  6. Which size of the candle did you end up getting? I am leaning towards grabbing a 13oz for my new kitchen, bathrooms, etc. I must have candles burning in the late summer/early fall!

    1. I got the smallest in that size (4 oz). Since it was the first time I tried it out, I didn't want to get the larger, more expensive size and end up not liking it. But I usually go for larger sizes for that same reason, too! I almost always have a candle going!