|Cheryl decides to paint the Kitchen|
|She is in charge of the trim|
|$50 of materials later|
|My way of paining...because I'm messy|
So, 50 bucks later, we started the task. First, I want to be upfront about this: Cheryl and I have different ways of doing things. She likes to keep everything where it is and only paint the areas that need it, with minimal disturbances. I like to take EVERYTHING out of the room, ( total chaos!) and tape up the windows, woodwork, backsplash, and everything that you do not want paint on. Then cover the rest with a drop cloth. Pull out the appliances to paint behind them, even if you will never see behind them again. In a word, TOTAL ANNIHILATION.
Oh, I try not to be ....sometimes. But one of the few life lessons I have learned over the year is to recognize your faults, and count on them. I could try to change them... But that is refusing to accept who you are. And I like me.... slob and all.
|Compare the new vs old|
|Day one painting complete|
|Day One painting, just don't move the stove.|
|Day two painting begins|
To be fair, that oven was never coming out of there. I would have had to have a second burly guy and a fulcrum to lift and tilt it out of there. ( Not sure how they got it past the baseboards to begin with..) But Cheryl conceded that the entire area needed at least two coats of paint to look decent. AND that I could tape up certain areas and see if it was easier than scrubbing the paint off the trim later. Day two went much more smoothly.
|I'm in charge of the walls and ceiling|
|Cheryl uses the bench to reach|
Day three ( today!), we finished up. I had to remove the shelves and tape up the window. Luckily, we did the lions share of painting yesterday, so we only had a small section to finish up.
|Plastic tarp over the unpainted parts.|
|Day 2 painting complete|
|Day three. Today!|
|Cheryl paints the baseboards.|
|Day three. Painting Complete!|
Hmmm, yet somehow I end up being able to blog....go figure.