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    Talking Minor rant about painting

    I hate painting, I suck at it and yet I JUST KEEP ON REDECORATING!

    I have begun to paint out all the dark woodwork in my old house (I .can feel the shudders from all you wood-lovers out there)

    I started with the dining room, which we are turning into a family room since we rarely dine, we just eat. (hehe). THe entire bottom half of the room was this dark, banged up ornate paneling and there are wide moldings around the window s and the opening into the kitchen. FOUR COATS LATER it occured to me there is this nifty stuff called "primer" which might have cut down on the layers of paint I was adding.

    I really hope that fourth coat is the last one I need!

    The white brightens that room up unbelievably - I love it!

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    deffently white trim brings out teh best in the room. Some wood trim I cant do it, had to leave stained. but others I painted white also. can we see some finished pics when Its all done.

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    Definitely - it'll be done by the weekend - we are doing holiday decorating sunday afternoon!

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    I feel your pain, woodwork takes forever to cover. I hate painting, but seem to be always doing it.

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    You're WHAT?!?!

    *cries*

    That poor wood...
    If you could kick in the pants the person responsible for your problems, you wouldn't be able to sit for a month.

    Did you know that a 4 year student paying $20,000/year who finances their education graduates with over $103,000 in debt to start? But a student who works and pays cash and takes 6 years to graduate ends with $6,300 in their pocket! So much for "getting a head start by financing!"


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    Just the description of the woodwork has me drooling... But I have to agree with you about painting. I loathe painting rooms. I did the kitchen and bathroom this fall. I plan on painting the bedroom and living/dining room over the spring. The paint they use in the apartment is really horrible. I like knowing I can wipe the walls down when they need it.

    Just try to pace yourself. Think of some reward when you are finished.

    Can't wait to see the end result.

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    Most men seem to have a thing for natural wood - I had considered doing this back when I worked at the auto shop and all the guys were horrified. I'm doing the shabby chic thing, which is a very girlie look (good thing it's all girls in this house!) There was so much wood it just looked very dark and heavy despite the bright lime paint on the plaster above it.

    Hooray - though, the 4th coat seemed to do the trick. Now I am painting the plaster, not nearly as awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    Most men seem to have a thing for natural wood - I had considered doing this back when I worked at the auto shop and all the guys were horrified. I'm doing the shabby chic thing, which is a very girlie look (good thing it's all girls in this house!) There was so much wood it just looked very dark and heavy despite the bright lime paint on the plaster above it.

    Hooray - though, the 4th coat seemed to do the trick. Now I am painting the plaster, not nearly as awful.
    My husband and I have been having this discussion about painting over the wood trim for awhile now. I wouldn't mind if it looked good but really it doesn't. It's a dark stain that just makes the room look darker. So far we're at an impasse and the painting just isn't getting done. Which is a shame, because it needs it!

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    I'm with you on the painting but like the 'clean room look' when it is done.

    I need to do some too......UGH!

    Keep going.....and keep posting..maybe it will inspire me.

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    Yup - primer is the key. When DS bought his home, the kitchen was a very bright brick RED! Put a layer of Kilz on it, then two coats of paint.

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    what is it with men and wood????
    I asked my dh the other day would he be really upset if I painted the trim and he gave me ''the look'' lol
    guess I will have to do it when hes at work then all it will take is a couple of''favours''and it will all be better lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    Most men seem to have a thing for natural wood


    Quote Originally Posted by northernmom2boys View Post
    what is it with men and wood????
    If you could kick in the pants the person responsible for your problems, you wouldn't be able to sit for a month.

    Did you know that a 4 year student paying $20,000/year who finances their education graduates with over $103,000 in debt to start? But a student who works and pays cash and takes 6 years to graduate ends with $6,300 in their pocket! So much for "getting a head start by financing!"


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    Greebo - you are a sick, sick man.......

    ***Daisygirl shakes head sadly***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    Greebo - you are a sick, sick man.......

    ***Daisygirl shakes head sadly***
    Proud of it!
    If you could kick in the pants the person responsible for your problems, you wouldn't be able to sit for a month.

    Did you know that a 4 year student paying $20,000/year who finances their education graduates with over $103,000 in debt to start? But a student who works and pays cash and takes 6 years to graduate ends with $6,300 in their pocket! So much for "getting a head start by financing!"


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    Ahem....Karen.....before and after pics??

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