Friday, September 9, 2011

Daya 3, 4 and 5: Painting, Painting, and More Painting

Wait... days 3,4, and 5 have passed already?  Where did the time go?  It seems like we just got started!!

For some people, painting a rental is just insane.  Why paint when you are going to have to paint it back to white anyways?  For us, painting is the simplest thing we are doing to this apartment!  ...but there's a lot of it.  Thankfully (or unfortunately, which ever you like to think) we have chosen an apartment that needs to be painted, and needs these renovations, and we have wonderful landlords who want us to make it nice!

The walls had been freshly painted when we first got the place, which was nice!  The kitchen and bath are bright white (read: blank canvas) and the living room and bedroom were tan.  Though, after having our current bedroom and bathroom tan, we really needed a change.  As you have seen in the first renovation post, we chose a slate grey, not really light, not really dark. 

The trim in the entire apartment has not been painted in a while.....

.....or cleaned, apparently!!!

 so we also teeeediously painted the trim too (apparently blue painters tape only sticks to flat paint... who knew?)  Trying to paint old walls with rougher edges with a big paintbrush and no tape takes lots of patience!  It was totally worth it in the end.  Here is most of the trim finished in the bedroom and living rooms, there were some areas that needed spackled, so no painting there yet (except I accidentally brushed right through fresh, wet, spackle that Mr P spent so much time getting to look nice... twice because of my big oops, haha).

The only painting left is the trim we missed because of spackling and the bathroom ceiling, thankfully!  I'm ready to move onto the real work!

Though we wanted to install the flooring tonight too, we were spent after painting trim and the ceiling all night after a week of long hours at work and long hours renovating.... We are going to be in heaven sleeping in tomorrow morning :D


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