|Fun painting, but I am getting a little sea sick...|
As part of the cosmetic updates to the house, we're repainting the guest bedroom, replacing the carpet (Empire will be here as soon as we no longer need the room for a workshop), cleaning the closet doors and fixing the sliding glass doors so we don't have to seal off the 1-inch gap with painters tape anymore.
Please - bad men and large insects - let this thin blue tape keep you at bay.
The paint job, as mentioned in a previous post, was hideous. Neon green and black chalkboard paint on one wall (below) and a modern sea of blue circles on the other wall (above).
|As fun as it would be to welcome guests by chalkboard, this must go.|
|We like this paint color due to the slight hint of gray, which complements the aluminum details around the house|
Second step, priming the walls. They needed two coats of primer. Word to the wise: In the end, we wish we would have taken the Dads' advice and had the primer tinted! Don't make the same mistake we did.
|Look at that fantastic technique. Dad was sure to point out when I had it wrong. ;)|
After two days worth of aluminum removal, wall patching, priming, drying, more priming, painting, more touch ups, more painting... The guest room is painted and being used for door repair.
The aluminum strips will go back up as soon as we're finished removing the paint from the previous owners (neon green + chalkboard black + Voyage blue = thank you but no), but that task has ended up taking much longer than expected.
|I like instant gratification. That attitude will get me nowhere with this house.|