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I bought the tinted primer back when we were preparing to paint the master bedroom because I thought it would help us do fewer coats of the dark paint we were using, but then the primer wasn’t as dark as I’d wanted so we skipped straight to painting and only needed to do one coat anyway and were very pleased.And then we put the tinted primer in the basement to confuse our future selves. We used Benjamin Moore’s “Chantilly Lace” in eggshell finish, which is what Naomi has in her home and also what we used in our basement gym.They are both vibrant modern colors that will update the room.For a color that will contrast the knotty pine, check out, Rainforest Fern.When we have guests staying for just a night or two it’s okay — though I never feel like I’m putting our house’s best foot forward — but for a longer term stay I think some change is really in order. Plus we painted the ceiling and both doors (the bedroom door and the closet door).So I proposed to you, our beloved readers, the idea of painting all the walls white, and then asked for your opinion while knowing full well that I would probably get yelled at for proposing to paint all the wood. Over the three-day Fourth of July weekend, we avoided all social engagements, put on our best painting clothes, set the window air conditioning unit to “high” (ironic, because of all the paint fumes…), and got painting. Plus painting white over wood requires a million coats (one million = one coat of primer and two coats of paint).Well, it turns out our readers share our sensibility that , because there was resounding consensus. Also we didn’t want to move the furniture out because that would require moving it down the stairs, so we were constantly just pushing the bed back and forth depending on where we needed to be, and the sloped ceiling meant we were perpetually crouching. This was actually pretty quick because I started by peeling off the visibly loose pieces: And then saying “to hell with this, we’re painting right over the rest of it!Oh but before we had the privilege of painting, we had to prep. ” If you are looking for pro painting tips, you should leave this blog now. We used three tubes of caulk because as with the rest of the house, our seller apparently had never heard of caulk and there were weird seams everywhere, including along every single piece of that board-and-batten. Here’s a grainy iphone picture side-by-side of before and after caulking just a few of the seams: Priming was also a bit of an adventure, since I made a trip to Home Depot to procure all our supplies and then when I got home realized that the full can of primer I had at home that I’d been planning to use was .

The motivation for the project is that Sam’s younger sister is thinking about coming to live with us for a bit starting at the end of the summer, and I didn’t think the current state of the guest room was doing us any favors in enticing her: I mean, it’s not so bad. But it also has a lot of pink flowery contact paper. It was like a reprise of the stairwell makeover, except this time at least I had Sam’s help plus the help of a poor unsuspecting friend who foolishly offered to come over to assist. The reason it took so long is that all the walls are either textured wood or board-and-batten which means that even rolling was very tedious and much of it had to be done with a regular old paintbrush.

The second thing that precipitated the trim painting was, I grew a pair. It’s like that only instead of those things you can only do laundry during the hours you might encounter a bat, Stephen King, or drunk barfing college students returning from a frat party.

From 7 at night until 7 in the morning is the only time electricity rates are even moderately affordable.

If you want to paint the backsplash - look to colors that either match the pine or are a complete contrast.

I think either Fresh Tangerines or Vibrant Day Lily would work well.

The motivation for the project is that Sam’s younger sister is thinking about coming to live with us for a bit starting at the end of the summer, and I didn’t think the current state of the guest room was doing us any favors in enticing her: I mean, it’s not so bad. But it also has a lot of pink flowery contact paper. It was like a reprise of the stairwell makeover, except this time at least I had Sam’s help plus the help of a poor unsuspecting friend who foolishly offered to come over to assist. The reason it took so long is that all the walls are either textured wood or board-and-batten which means that even rolling was very tedious and much of it had to be done with a regular old paintbrush.

The second thing that precipitated the trim painting was, I grew a pair. It’s like that only instead of those things you can only do laundry during the hours you might encounter a bat, Stephen King, or drunk barfing college students returning from a frat party.

From 7 at night until 7 in the morning is the only time electricity rates are even moderately affordable.

If you want to paint the backsplash - look to colors that either match the pine or are a complete contrast.

I think either Fresh Tangerines or Vibrant Day Lily would work well.

There's no question that this kitchen needs updating.