21 August 2006

We've got more trim than you...

Good god, there's a lot of white trim in our living room. And Jason touched up every last square inch of it this weekend :)

The banister is my nemesis. My friend Michelle and I spent an afternoon shortly after we moved in (almost TWO YEARS AGO) trying to cover the maroon with white. Covering up a dark color, especially red, with a light color, especially white, is hard enough, but we ran into an additional bizarre problem:

Everywhere there is maroon paint (all the trim in the upstairs hallway, the banister and staircase, and the living room and dining room trim) there is also a force field that repels any other paint form covering it.

I'm not kidding people. When one tries to paint white over the red, it "slips" off. After about 14 coats (with drying time in between each), the maroon goes away. It's really, really strange and really, really frustrating. Which is why the banister and upstairs trim is half-assed not done. See that first picture for an example of "half-assed not done."

Jason had the white paint out for some minor touch up work in the living room and for the repairing of the living room window sill. Cinder likes to throw herself at the window whenever another dog dares to walk down the street and her claws have scratched the daylights out of the sill. Also, one side of our couch is near the window and there's a gap of about two feet between the arm of the couch and the window. Cinder's preferred investigative perch is in the shape of a bridge, with her back legs on the couch, front legs on the radiator and slobber dripping onto the sill. Cute, i know.

So, that was Jason's mission today, to repair and repaint the window area, as well as finish up the box-that-looks-like-a-column he made to cover the radiator pipe. Because he had the paint out, he decided to tackle the banister. He's good like that.

The banister looks awesome and so does the window. We're ordering a piece of Plexiglas to cover and protect the newly-painted sill.

Oh my goodness... maybe soon we can look into putting up curtains! How exciting :D

6 comments:

lala said...

wow it looks great guys!

Urban Vegan said...

That's some swell looking trim. Love the avocado color, too.

Soudertown? We're practically neighbors!

mikaela d. said...

Thanks, Miss Lala! :)

Yes UV, we are! Maybe we should meet up at Horizons some time :) Actually, L and I were just there a couple weekends ago. The mojitos were to die for :D We used to go pretty often, when it was in Willow Grove (and byob), but that was the first Horizons in Phila meal I had. Yumm, yumm!

-Mikaela

Jenn said...

cheers to curtain ! - someday I will own a set too ...
why they gotta be all expensive n stuff...

You Don't Know Me said...

Are you sure the marroon trim isn't actually oil based paint. If you're home is older, there's a good possibility that it is and if you're trying to cover it up with latex paint, that could be your problem :(

Mikaela said...

I think it is an oil-based paint :(