Tuesday, April 15, 2008

NYC in 22 Days! Panic Mode!

Wow, so I'm in a mad dash to the finish. Finish in relative terms... I could spend five years working on this house! So far I've mostly been running in circles trying to figure out the best place to start. A few days ago I painted the trim in the kitchen white
and this morning, on a whim, I decided to paint the walls in the kitchen. What is wrong with me and picking out paint colors? I can't seem to do it. I picked up this paint about five months ago. What is it that takes the paint from the nice light sage green on the paint swatch and turns it into a dark SEAFOAM green mess on the walls?


Ok, so it's a little bluer and darker than I would have wanted, but I think it's ok. It does make the white trim 'pop'. If the realtor says it will hurt the sale, I guess it did only take me about three hours to do the job. I still need to paint the ceiling and cabinets a nice pure white. Not a job for today. No way!

Usually I'm not one to be extremely boastful about things, but I captured this bit of sheer magic on film for you. It's me cutting in with a paintbrush. I haven't used painters tape in years and I think it's my best quality in the scheme of home renovating. Steady hand... check it out!

video

Oh yeah!


More to come soon. Nothing like an impossible deadline to keep you moving!

3 comments:

The Litter Box House said...

Holy crap Nate! I walk away for a month or so to find out that you are selling your house and moving to NYC! Crazy how fast things can move. I wish you well on selling your house & getting it all done in such a short period of time.

As for stripping, yep, I hated the spindles that someone in our house had sanded then painted. Dumb bunnies...

Andrea

Sandy said...

Nice job of cutting in.... I used to be able to do that... now not so much.

I can't believe you only have 22 days left!

Gene said...

I've never had that steady of a hand, which is why the blue masking tape was such a huge deal for me. I'm impressed with your l33t painting skills :-)