Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Coming!

No, I haven't forgotten about my contest. I'm just waiting until I can get a good picture.

And can I just say--wow! 83 comments? That's a record for me.

Oh, and for anyone out there contemplating stripping wallpaper and painting? Don't.

Hahaha, just kidding. Stripping the paper was a major chore though, compounded by the fact that we did the MS walk Saturday morning (3 miles!), then went to Home Depot, then got started on the bathroom and worked for about 10 hours. Yeah, exhausting.

And then a repeat on Sunday, except substitute the walk with breakfast with friends at The Crusty Croissant. And then last night--another coat on the ceiling and the first coat on the walls.

Tonight, a second coat on the walls.

Tomorrow, trim and touch-ups.

Then, photos and a winner!

I did pick up some helpful painting tips though.

1. Put lotion on your hands before painting. It makes clean-up way easier.
2. After finishing for the night, put your wet, drippy brushes in plastic bags and put them in the freezer. The next day when you are ready to start painting, take them out about an hour beforehand. Perfect!

Thanks for your patience.


Knit and fall back in it said...

Hey, the frozen paintbrush tip is a good one, I'll have to remember that.

Marianne said...

I knew about the bagging and freezing of brushes full of paint but mercy, didn't know about the lotion on hands! How could I have missed that one in all those years! Thank you!
Can't wait to see the bathroom!!!

Missed you last night but yeah, you were a bit busy ;^D

Fannie Pie said...

I offered you the use of my wall paper steamer!! Seriously, it makes it lots easier- Next time!

Can't wait to see it- we missed you at knit night!

Sheepish Annie said...

I don't mind stripping wallpaper. Which begs the question: why haven't I taken care of mine yet??? I seem to have done this in everyone else's house. But not my own. Hmmm...

Can't wait to see the results of all your hard work!

Kate said...

Good luck. It is so much hard work to strip wallpaper and prep walls, but it will absolutely be worth it in the end.

anniam said...

Sooooo, I guess you haven't been spinning? HA

EVERY time I've ever stripped wallpaper I've had to re-mud the walls because I've taken wall board off too . . . I HOPE that wasn't your experience.

Great tips, can't wait to hear I've won--ha again!

Kat said...

Can't wait to see pix!!!

Those are wonderful tips--I didn't know about the lotion one.