Monday, February 11, 2013

Painted Trim: Eat-in-Kitchen Edition

Last weekend I entered the danger zone, also known as painting the trim and doors in our family room.  Of course the time consuming job doesn't stop there.  I was opening a huge can of worms the second my paint brush hit the wood, and now, I'm in it for the long haul.  And I mean long haul.  One room at a time, that's what I keep telling myself.  This weekend it was the eat-in-kitchen area.


The good part about this space is it's small; no crown molding and not many baseboards.  The bad parts about this space are the windows and the basement door.  Not only is the trim around the windows brown wood, but the actual windows are framed in brown wood.  My hope was that painting the trim would be good enough.  Now that it's painted, I'm not so sure. 

Another bad part, there was lots of prep work.  I had to take down the curtains and blinds and all of the hardware for the blinds.  Luckily B.J. helped with the hardware.  One less thing to do, I'll take it!  I also taped around part of the window, along the floor, and around the door hardware.  And let me just say I find taping very annoying and usually not worth my time.




Such a big difference, but I can't look past the wood framed glass.  Ugh.  I wish I could.  It looks like I'll be painting that soon. 


On a happier note, the white door makes a huge impact in the room.  I started by painting around each panel with a brush.  Then, I used a small foam roller for the rest.



I can't get over how much brighter and cleaner it looks. 


Check out the difference between the door frame on the left and the door frame on the right.  Crazy, right?  Maybe seeing what a huge difference a little white paint makes will keep me trucking on when I feel like I just. can't. paint. any. more.


Until then, I'll be staring at this pic where I can only see white trim and doors, pretending that I'm done.


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