I thought I would save this entry for Paint. I know you are still here, reading, but I feel a bit more anonymous. And a bit hopeful that the laughing and finger pointing wont be as bad here as it would be over at BPR.
My Husband and I are not good painters.
I know! Shocking. You can;t even tell from the photos, can you?
Lets start with sin number one.
It's a biggie.
We taped the door trim and the base boards. We taped the corners where yellow meets burgundy. We rocked!
Then we painted the wall in primer. And left the tape on. The next day we put coat number one of Ground Ginger, and two days later, half of coat number two. Still another two full days later we finished the second coat.
It was time to take the tape off.
Hey! who knew you had to remove the tape immediately or it becomes part of the wall? No one told us that if it didn't come off immediately and we attempted to take it off a week and three coats of paint later it would come off - with half of the freshly painted coats of ground Ginger!
Yay! We suck!
Our second sin?
My husband put me in charge of "cutting in". you know. the part where you paint a line by the roof and base boards? Half of the roof has been painted, a good portion of the carpet and the trim is fifty fifty white and ground ginger.
Sigh. It was obvious we were in over our heads and that it was now time to take drastic measures.
"Remember back when we said we were painting and you told me that if we needed any help, that all we had to do was ask? - this is me asking!"
My mother in law came over this afternoon and fixed the roof, re-painted the burgundy so it's no longer a strange zebra streak effect in the sunlight . She is coming back to morrow to touch up the spots of Groung Ginger we ripped away with the tape.
Mother in laws are awesome!