Not many words.
I am beat.
Like if I was "it".
And everyone in the world was listening to this song.
I told Jeremy that we need to play PS3 for a whole week to recover...
he seemed to like that idea :)
The trim needed painting.
The trim included the crown molding and the doors.
I decided to go with Benjamin Moore Pastel Base paint in semi-gloss.
Technically, it is just the paint base that the guy adds colorant to.
I had to convince him to sell it to me.
The convo went like this -
Paint Sales Guy - "Technically that isn't a color. I need to add the colorant. They trained me to always put an additive in."
Me - "but I want it as is...no additives."
P.S.G. - "Technically its not a color paint then. I don't know that it would work."
Me - "the guy at Lowes sold me just base before and it worked fine."
P.S.G. - "hmm...I just don't know if I can do that...You are supposed to pick a color and I'm supposed to add the color..."
Me - "I promise I won't return it. I promise to always pick a color from now on. I just REALLY need this can of paint - I am painting trim and it will be easy to remember the color name if I ever need to buy more...which won't happen because I promised already to always pick a color."
So it worked.
He sold me the paint.
It is perfect.
We taped off the kitchen and hallway and den to paint trim.
We used two different kinds of tape...
and brown paper tape.
with tape still up.
I think it looks so much cleaner...especially the doors.
and in the den, the tape came of cleaner.
do you think it is because the drywall is newer in here?
remember the hall?
yeah, the paint went up
and so did the tape.
Here she is in all her striped blue glory.
It was fast-drying.
that definitely helped.
And looking at this pic makes me wish for hardwood floors in the dining room.
I hate our carpet.
but installing wood floors is not an activity I wish to reminsce about...
it was about as fun as swallowing a porcupine.
our trash can full of used painters tape.
this cant be good for the environment.
the brown is probably more eco-friendly.
unfortunately we used more blue.
will do tonight.
the kitchen needs that hood.
I need that hood.
we decided to use it ductless.
so that did save us some time.
see the inerds?
complicated stuff, eh?
we were so happy when it actually worked.
she looks nice, right?
we tested it several times.
the faceplate was a royal pain to get on.
and that is an understatement.
an hour and a half (just for the faceplate).
we are actually considering sending the designers a letter
on how the faceplate & hood itself is flawed for easy installation.
one prob - I think the designer is Italian.
And the kitchen in all its messiness.
my to-do list is getting longer as more stuff gets crossed off...
is it supposed to work that way?
- tile on opposite side of kitchen behind microwave
scrape any remaining thinset (or icing as Jeremy calls it) from the cracks. clean the entire backsplash grout
- seal grout
install breaker so hood can get some juice install hood reattach any molding paint window and trim
- replace light above sink
sand kitchen wall paint kitchen
- scrape windows
- reattach flaceplates
- touchup paint
- clean everything