Category Archives: Painting

Blueberry Pie

It’s 3:30 on a Tuesday afternoon, the kids are playing quietly, DH is working at his desk and I thought I’d get myself a quiet cup of coffee and a slice of blueberry pie leftover from this weekend.  Getting a … Continue reading

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March update

So this is a bit of what I’ve been up to lately.  I installed some curtain holdbacks in the kitchen and in the master bedroom.  Oh my, I love these.  The pull the curtains back more than before.  I was … Continue reading

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Fever and room staging

Margaret had a fever thursday friday saturday. Yesterday she was easily tired but fever-free. My kids never get sick, and when they do it’s not this bad (highest score was something north of 103). I go with hygiene hypothesis: as … Continue reading

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Ceiling Paint

In the morethanaweek since I wrote about painting we have some progress to report. The hallway is rockin’ the bright yellow! I replaced the gross “brass-esque” switchplates with standard white ones and I love how they are so bright and … Continue reading

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Painting the trim

With the carpeting taped safely out of the way, the next step is painting the trim.  Seriously, what can I say about painting that isn’t patently obvious?  Don’t worry, I won’t let that stop me.  Tools needed for painting: Paint … Continue reading

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Masking Tape

As I said in my post yesterday, taping the carpet where it meets the wall is a good way to keep paint off of the carpet while painting the baseboards and door molding.  Today I taped the stairway to prepare … Continue reading

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Painting Prep

My father taught me that the work you put in before you paint is more important than the time you spend actually putting the paint onto the walls, and in spite of the incredible changes that have happened in the … Continue reading

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