Tuesday, October 30

how to paint like a non-professional

here are a few thought on how to paint like a non-professional:

tape everything and protect your floors.
taping was such a beat down,
but i'm so glad we did it.
so worth it.

invest in the tools of the trade.
we picked up two kits and a few extra rollers from the paint section at home depot.
we decided it was worth the extra $2 to get extra rollers instead of rinsing them out between colors.

paint with a buddy and leave them happy notes to cheer them up.

don't be cheap. buy a few samples.
you don't want to end up with highlighter yellow walls.
unless you like that sort of thing.
we ended up choosing the fourth one! :) and it is amazing!!

pick a good playlist. 
something to keep you focused and in the painting mood!

and last but not least...

paint messy.
at least i did...
somehow, bub-hub managed to remain spotless for the entire two day affair.
i had paint everywhere.
we worked so hard on the tape and protecting the floors...i wanted to put them to the test.

this was such a fun project, and i'm so glad bub-hub and i did it together
even though it took forever,
and even though i have blisters on my hands.

p.s. don't forget to link up your sweet treat swap packages tomorrow! yay!


  1. I'm a messy painter too.

    I can't believe how much taping you did! I thankfully had a friend who was all "I'm good at trim. I'll come do that for you so you don't have to tape." Have at it I said!

  2. You went all out with the tape and floor covers! And playing in the paint too.

    Love your secret messages on the wall. :) We do that too.

  3. Great tips!! Can't wait to see the finished product. :) xo

  4. Fantastic job! :)
    Can't wait to see the finished product, isn't it awesome how paint can change everything?!

  5. We need to paint the rooms in our house so bad!

  6. I can't wait until we move because in this new apartment I think I'm actually going to paint the walls. Looks like you picked a great color!


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