The door painting sweatshop is open yet again upstairs!! I’m now painting all the MAIN FLOOR doors (and trim.. can’t leave that off). Of which, we have only 10 interior doors this time and 3 exterior doors. When we moved into this house I was like, OK we don’t need all these doors and we should get rid of some of them (we have them to close off the family room from the front of the house, the dining room from the kitchen, to the stairs of the bonus room, etc) but I’ve come around on them. Mostly because they corral the rabbit very effectively and way more attractively than a baby gate or a piece of insulation foam (our other current / past barriers).
The trim does look much better painted, than the stained, scratched, gouged, and generally grungy look we had going on before. However, I’m pretty sure I’m developing some kind of carpal tunnel or tennis elbow from all this sanding and painting. For the kitchen, I’m dividing the work into several smaller sections because it would probably take me about 8-10 hours to do one coat on the entire thing. I’m not even kidding. Either I’m a slow painter, or we have a f*load of trim yo.
Evidence: it takes me 3 hours for our pantry and basement doors, crown molding trim in one half of the kitchen, and the bay window! Times — oh 4 coats of paint so far! OMG! I’ve learned, that apparently two coats of primer is much better way to go for a lighter paint color. I’m pretty sure that still ends up with 4 coats in the end, but at least it’s using up the primer paint instead of the good stuff. Not to mention you can recoat primer in a much shorter time frame than the regular paint (oh, the many tips I have learned..)
In other news, our family room trim is just about DONE other than some touch up! It’s getting almost non-construction-site up in here people! Time to decorate! Yay!