JT and his dad made a trip to rural Ohio this past weekend for some time with his sweet 94-year-old grandmother. With some free time on my hands, I decided it would be a good time to tackle my little basement lair, the “studio”. (See this post for the crazy before pictures.) It’s a tiny room with two concrete walls and concrete floors. I’m going to add an area rug over the concrete to warm it up but I wanted to paint all the concrete first. . . seal it up and clean it up. I am using the same Porch & Patio floor paint we used on the living room fireplace and am so excited to have a white floor somewhere in this house!
This weekend was a little windy and Sophie had been hiding out in the basement due to her fear of the “Windman”. After painting myself out of the studio (I’m doing half the floor at a time and then shifting all the furniture/clutter/mess/junk back over) I came back downstairs to find that little Miss Sophie had visited my newly painted floor.
Caught with paint on her paws! She was not a happy camper. I took her out the basement back door and hustled her into the car. It was off to Four Muddy Paws for a self-service dog wash.
Poor thing. The only place she had any paint was on her paws and really I wasn’t too worried about her tracking it around the house because it was already pretty dry when I found her but I was worried about her licking it off her feet. Plus, she smelled, well, like a dog so a bath is never a bad idea. Four Muddy Paws is great – the tub is elevated and they have stairs for big dogs to climb in. They have everything already there – aprons for the people, doggy shampoo and conditioner, brushes, combs, eye wipes and towels. Plus they have the little reverse vacuum “blow dryer” system which Sophie tolerated with only a few grimaces in my direction. I think it’s a little less stressful for the dogs to get washed by us rather than groomed by someone they don’t know so I prefer to do it that way but since it’s not at our house, there’s no mess to clean up!
The doggy adventure rounded out with Miss Sophie making a quick trip to Home Depot for some more paint. Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed in our store and she was pretty pooped out from her bath so we scooted through the store (no pictures, I was in a rush and I had Sophie in one hand and spray paint in the other) before heading back home. I had been texting the pictures to JT in Ohio so he had a real-time adventure (and lots of laughs) with us. It was both a quiet and a crazy weekend but at least a little progress was made on my studio!