2.21.2011

Who Knew a Little House Could Have So Much Trim?

Happy President's Day! We started painting all the trim in the house yesterday and ran out of paint just as we reached the top of the stairs (we started in the dining room). Who knew a little house could have so much trim? And we even skipped the window sashes since we're still hoping to replace them! S and I both have the day off today, so we're taking a break from projects and heading out to get a few window quotes and to pick up some more paint this morning.

It's overcast today, but we can already tell that the ultra bright white trim is making a huge difference in how gray the Iced Cube Silver walls look. Last week I admitted that I thought I made a mistake when choosing the paint because the walls look baby blue, but with the yellowy cream trim on its way out I might be singing a different tune.

My one and only camera lens is off getting repaired and these photos were taken with our back-up camera without a flash on a cloudy day, so I'm not going to fool myself and think you're going to see a difference. But, here's the yellowy trim where it hasn't yet been painted white:
And here you can see where we ran out of paint just as we hit the turn in the stairs:
I know, I know, nothing too exciting. But trust me, it's making a huge difference here and all throughout the downstairs. More updates, better photos and a discussion of paint brushes to come.


Enjoy your day off, if you're so lucky to have it!

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6 comments:

  1. I feel your pain. I primed and painted every single piece of trim in our house.....and now, 2 years later, it could probably be freshened up.
    I just can't bring myself to do that yet though. Someday...

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  2. Uh-oh, you know what happens when you say "maybe someday?" If you're like me you get obsessed and it turns into the next weekend's project ;)

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  3. Taping all of that in prep must have taken EONS!

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  4. The shade of white you use for your trim makes all the difference when you want your walls to look great. I am excited for you because I know the feeling of seeing the impact a brighter white makes, even if no one ever notices, it makes me feel so much better! Haha.

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  5. Carrie, there's no way. No way. I carry a rag and wipe up where I drip... Or carry a rag and wipe up where S drips. Although, we did tape off the brick of the fireplace since you can't just wipe paint off of brick.

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  6. Lauren - I am so excited that you can actually see a difference! It was actually sunny this morning and I can honestly say the trim made a night and day difference. The walls are now the perfect shade of gray that they were on the paint chip!

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