Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I've been painting Bab's old bedroom for the past month.  That's right, the past month.  I started out really well and had most of it done, then I started traveling.  One trip to Moab and one to Utah, which in-between I wasn't able to paint at all.  So for the past 2 days I've painted either all morning, or all afternoon.  I finally have almost everything done, including the trim.  All I have to do now is paint 4 shelves that go in the closet, the 2 closet doors (both sides) and the bedroom door. 

I wasted a lot of time masking the room with tape.  I ended up ripping it all off.  I found I can paint it a lot more even without the masking tape.  I can "eyeball" it with just a cheap, flat brush and can paint a straight edge just using that.  Last summer we had our house painted, and one day I was in the den and the painters were outside on the patio painting the overhang.  I watched one of the painters with a steady hand painting the trim that way.  I thought, "I can do that!"  Now I know I can!  I have to admit that every once in a great while, my hand would shake and I'd mess up, but all you have to do is keep a rag and bucket of water ready to wipe that mistake away. 

I used a flat "Baked Scone" Behr paint for the walls and "Decorator White" for the trim.  It looks nice!  Once I'm done we can finally move the bed in there that has been in storage up against the wall in the other guest room for the past 2 years.  Also, we're going to move my desk in there and then my husband and I can each have our own "office". 

I have to admit, sometimes I miss going in there and not seeing all Bab's movie and music posters... :0)


Delirious said...

That's a nice color. It reminds me a little of my living room color. :)
I have so much painting to finish:
--entry hall
--living room behind the piano
--upstairs hallway
--my bathroom

I'm almost done with my bathroom, but I need to finish one door, and the small vaulted ceiling above the tub. I did finish my doll house painting though. ;)

Delirious said...

Oh, and dang it, I thought this was going to be a post with a recipe for baked scones. :( lol

Native Minnow said...

Painting the trim without using tape is called cutting an edge. I used to be able to do it quite well. I don't know if I still could.

Also, it was great seeing you at MJ's wedding, even if it was only for a short while.

Amber said...

LOL I think it's funny that you miss Babs' stuff!

Bullet for Babs said...

I miss it too. It was fun having posters up. Now, I'm too old for that stuff.

Lindsay Logic said...

It's so much easier to "cut in" paint, than to tape! After watching JayDee paint professionally, and him showing me how, I've got it down. Most people put too much paint on their brush when they try to do it. :)

Congrats on painting- I'm still not quite done with my little house!