Well the hubs and I took Grandma’s advice and progress on our lovely little home has been slow going at best. Ok so let’s be real… buying a house only a few months before our wedding date didn’t afford us a lot of time to change much after we got the keys. And it was an accomplishment to get our basics unpacked. It wasn’t until a month or so after our wedding [5 months after move in day] that we really got down to business getting things repainted and decorated. But since then, whenever we I find spare time we I work to cross “home to-dos” off the list.
1. This genius gal used a putty knife. So awesome. In fact I’ve already used this method to fix the troubled spots and not only does it work but it is so fast. Word of caution though…always pay attention to what side goes against the wall. I may have put the painted on side against the wall once or twice. Oops.
2. This post was great for explaining how to use the vile blue tape. I followed all these tips, including to “burnish” the tape. Still had issues but she does a great job explaining it and perhaps you all will have better luck. ALSO…I followed this post and learned a bit about caulking and plan to give caulking a try to fix some problem areas. [more on the caulk/trim relationship here]
Another thing my Grandma has said is that “owning a home is all about learning”. Well you’re right Grandma…I am learning a lot! Like sometimes commercials lie! Anyhow…I will post pictures soon of the finished master bedroom, where all the trim will be white and free of green.
Happy painting friends!