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March 28, 2013 / JustinKays Porter

Weeknight Painting

Funny thing about baseboard: it’s so white, it has a tendency to make the rest of the trim in your house look decidedly less white. Not true? Well, maybe not true for you, but definitely true for us!

After our weekend baseboard adventure with Nancy and Dirk, we realized that we HAD to paint our trim. We had planned to tackle this project at some point in the near future, so it wasn’t really a surprise. I was, however, surprised at how spectacularly awful our trim look net to the fresh, clean baseboard. I knew it wouldn’t be good, but I didn’t know it would be that bad! So bad, in fact, that we spent every night for a week painting it. We just couldn’t take it…
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So, over the course of a week, in our awesome paint clothes and sipping adult beverages out of red solo cups, we painted. And painted. And painted some more.
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I told you… AWESOME paint clothes. Cude & Cuddly in the USA?? It’s so bad it’s good; and yes, this is my husband 🙂

Let me just tell you, all of my friends and family: I love you, and I would love to help you with your home improvement projects, but you could not pay me to paint your trim. Sorry, but no. There is a reason we did this project all on our own; actually two reasons. One, we didn’t want to torture anyone. Two, we didn’t want anyone to be able to call us in for a trim painting favor. So when it comes to painting trim, you’re on your own!
Actually, Justin might help you...

Actually, Justin might help you…

I am done ranting now. Needless to say, painting trim is time consuming, messy, and exhausting (especially when you decide to paint after working all day, until 11 pm every night… actually, Justin painted until 11 pm and I passed out around 10. No surprise there!). The best part about painting trim? Being done! Actually, it wasn’t really that bad. We painted all of the interior door frames, window sills, “white” cabinets, and touched up the baseboard paint. We were thrilled when this project was over, but I will be the first one to say that it was well worth the effort. Our dingy yellowish-greyish-whiteish trim is now sparkling white to match the baseboard.
So bright!! The lack of tape helps too

So bright!! The lack of tape helps too

And, in addition to matching the baseboard, our white trim makes the paint colors in our house look different. Before, they were a soft beige-y color. Now, with all the white, they are more of a warm greenish-greyish-beige. We love the color even more!
It's amazing what a coat of paint (or two or three) can do

It’s amazing what a coat of paint (or two or three) can do

PS: Sorry about the lack of photos. Most of the photos we took of our freshly painted trim involve another project that we haven’t revealed yet. So this is just a little teaser for you 🙂 More to come soon!

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  1. Kimberly Perry / Apr 1 2013 8:36 am

    Cute and Cuddly!!! xoxo

  2. Anne Bybee / Mar 30 2013 2:57 am

    This was a fun and funny read!

  3. Auntie / Mar 29 2013 7:27 pm

    YOU TWO ARE AMAZING AND WE LOVE TO READ YOUR BLOG. IT HAS BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE WE WENT THHROUGH ALL THAT BUT WE STILL REMEMBER. iN FACT THERE MIGHT BE SOME PLACES IN OUR HOUSE WHERE THE MOLDING ISNT QUITE COMPLETE. HAPPY CORD MOULDING. LOVE YO BOTH XOXOXO

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