Painting my room

So I decided to paint my room. I’ve dabbled with paint for school projects but whenever my dad had rooms in our house painted, he always hired a painter. I wanted to see if I could handle it myself. It’s got to be easy, right? I’m far from the most handy girl in the world, but the room is only about 100 square feet. How hard could it be? Well let me tell you….. it was hard. I made a mess, spent more time cleaning up stuff than I actually did painting (just kidding-but close) and realized that it takes a lot more skill than originally thought. I figured it would just be hard work, but what I learned is that the actual technique of holding and manipulating a brush and painting WHERE YOU WANT and NOT WHERE YOU DON’T, is difficult. The white ceiling of my room in my small rented apartment now has some aquamarine spots where I slipped up, as did the window frame, the hardwood floor, and the door jamb. Luckily, I was able to clean the paint off the window frame and the hardwood floor, and the spots on the door jamb aren’t really too noticeable. My main gripe is that it had to be done twice in order to fully cover. Had I known that at the start, I probably wouldn’t have tried to go it alone.