I started on the living room two Sundays ago. My intention was to get it finished during the week but it was a busy week and nothing got done.
My goal for the weekend was to paint and if I got time to try to work on the woodwork.
The Sunday before:
First up…fill the holes. I use a great product called Drydex. I put it on pink and it dries to white.
Another product I HIGHLY recommend is a trim brush. I don’t paint a wall without one. I don’t use painter’s tape at all….just this trim brush. Seriously, don’t load the paint heavy on the brush and you’ll be just great without painter’s tape.
I use it for edging the trim and in corners. No other specialty brush is needed if you have one. It’s only just over $6 for a brush too!! I love all the time it saves when I don’t have to use the painter’s tape.
Craig was at my house at 7:30am…and he had me working at it in no time. If someone is going to help me paint, I’ll do most anything to keep them happy.
It took THREE coats of paint. I don’t know what the problem was. I bought the good Sherwin Williams paint too so I don’t know why it was like that. Craig was on the roller…I was on the trim brush. We both took breaks to handle the kids.
After the paint was finished we started in on the woodwork. When the guy did the drywall on our walls, he didn’t restick the tape so we ended up with lots of spots on the wood that looked like this….
I never worried about them as Kramer was always going to redo the woodwork. Well Kramer is not here and I can’t redo the wood like he was going to. I have to settle with what I can do….
So, I found this. Goo Gone: Latex and Paint Clean Up
I highly recommend it as well. See???
Craig and I worked and worked at it. Seriously from about 8am to 5pm. We stopped for lunch (restaurant take out) and for the kids…but the kids were very self sufficient.
Craig left at 5ish to go to Kalissa’s class reunion. My living room still wasn’t together. By 8pm poor Carver was tired and hadn’t had a nap. I resorted to this…chair in the dining room and TV in the living room entrance. Desperate grandma’s with grandkids who haven’t had a nap, and doesn’t have a couch, have to do desperate things.
I can’t thank Craig enough. He’s been so awesome to me. At Kalissa’s class reunion that was held during a local town celebration, someone said to Craig, “you’re the one that has been helping Jo do all the landscaping”…and then she started asking about her landscaping. Bahahahhaha….
Poor Craig…he already has mine, his own and Kalissa’s to-do list.
He really is the best guy….I can’t wait to show off the living room once the furniture is here. It’s looking awesome!