When, in August, Thomas catapulted out of his crib, we realized we would need to seriously consider the sleeping arrangements and, after some careful measurements, I realized we could fit all 5 girls in one room, give Thomas his own room and get our bedroom back to ourselves. Our walls are very bumpy, so much so that when I rub up against them to close or too hard, I can scratch myself and even bleed. What possessed the previous owners of choosing such walls I'll never understand. It is hard to hang the kids artwork on and it collects more dust. So I knew I would sand the walls first, then wipe them down to remove dust and then paint them, priming beforehand when necessary.
Beginning September 1st, Teresa and Cecilia lost their bedroom and began sleeping on their mattresses on the floor in other rooms while I got to work on Thomas' future bedroom. The walls were already white.