If you remember, this was our livingroom before. For more detail of the "before" check it out here. We were tired of the orange (you can say terracotta but I'm gonna call it orange), yellow, and green. Really tired.
Friday night I finished up the sanding, edging the walls with white and generally cleaning up the dust.
Bright and early Saturday morning we started with the taping. Some people are very good at cutting in and rolling without taping, and I've painted quite a bit, but I still like to have the extra insurance of tape. We used 3M's Scotchblue painter's tape with Edge-Lock and I'm not sure they're going to ask me to do a commercial anytime soon. I really didn't see any improvement over the usual green tape. There was still some bleed-through here and there. I think in the future I'll just save my pennies and keep buying the cheaper stuff.
Coverage was amazing, and there was no backspray when rolling. In fact I had barely any paint on my hands when I was finished. I used a sponge roller this time and I am in love with it. Smooth rolling and easy to clean. They dry fast too. We learn a little bit more each time.
So how about some pictures? I only have a few, and it was dark by the time we finished cleaning up, so by no means is the room finished. In fact, the furniture was put down helter skelter, just to have a place to sit.
I want to wait at least a week before we put the outlet covers back on and hang the artwork we have. I also need to paint all of the trim as it's still builder's white and I want it to be bright white. I'm also going to paint the fireplace white.
Then it's on to choosing curtains and curtain rods, and all of the other decorations. And maybe I'll even get around to adding pictures to the gallery wall frames. :-)