I feel a new project coming on. We've nearly finished furnishing the new house, the kitchen reno is complete, the next big thing is paint. And lots of it. Every single room, including the trim, needs paint. Oh my oh my. Decisions, decisions decisions. It's no small thing choosing the right colour. Even if I decided to paint everything white, (which I won't) do you have any idea how many different shades of white there are? It's more than a little overwhelming. And once a colour is decided upon, what shade? What hue? Shade, hue and colour decided we next faced what sort of paint. Well what sorts are there, I naively asked? Multiple sorts as it turns out. Telling them that I want to be able to wash the wall if necessary without the paint coming off helped to decide that thank goodness. Other decisions: paint brushes type and sizes, roller nap (?), what type of painters tape did I want? blinkblink. what types are there? Mercy! I'm exhausted just from making decisions. I have the necessary paints (both walls and trim), brushes and painters tape for the first room. Now I must remove nails, spackle, sand and clean so that I can tape the room all before painting. The actual painting will be the easiest part.
Someone who lived here before us did a curious job of painting. Particularly on the trim. I can not only see all the brush marks but the colour of paint underneath. Not good. And all of the window sills in the house are tile. It's odd enough to have tiled window sills, but someone painted them. Poorly. They are all scratched up because flat paint doesn't stick very well to tile as it turns out so I'll do what I can to remove that paint too.
I'm counting my blessings first. At least most of the rooms are light colours so they do not need to be primed. Well Tim's office is purple. And not just purple but two different purples that look as if they were brushed on with a whisk broom. That one is going to be a challenge.
I think I'm too tired to start today. Maybe tomorrow. But it's going to look so good when it's done!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.