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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask Part 24!

 So, you've decided that after living with a color, you should marry it.
Then what? 
Here at LIR, we feel we should address that in
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask!

 You'll need to buy that luscious color with which to drench your walls,
but the question is, how much?
You don't want to run out and end up with a just-not-quite-right
can of paint you scurry out to procure,
nor do you want 6 cans of superfluous latex.
Here's a handy CALCULATOR you can use to get it right.
You'll want a thick nap roller on an extension handle for the main walls,
a bucket to combine two or more gallons of paint, a paint tray and
disposable liners, a good quality angled brush for cutting in,
and something to stir the paint with.
 Mark used brown paper and masking tape and covered all the brand new bamboo floors.
This is a GREAT method to catch spills.
The paper is thick and stiff, and held up to me dragging an 8 foot ladder.
 Assemble your roller.
We have primed most of the walls, and in the kitchen, since the cabinets
and backsplash will be glossy, we're using a satin finish paint for a lower sheen.
The rest of the house will have semi-gloss to bounce light
around the dark space.
 Pour the paint into the bucket.
See that squiggle of blue?
 This is why we always must remember to stir the paint.
 Give that sucker a good mix.
 I'm a huge recycling fan and usually don't care for disposable items,
but these pan liners eliminate clean up, which saves water.
 Keep your roller as dry as possible to avoid drips.
 Change into grubby clothes.
I prefer to paint barefoot while I'm at it.
Paint a big letter W on the wall...
...and fill that puppy in.
 Cover the colors that did not make the cut.
 Buh-bye, losers.
 Cabinets are going here, so I omitted them from my paint estimation.
By the time your first coat is done, you should be ready to slap on the
second, if needed.
 Tomorrow we'll finish the kitchen up, and discuss where THIS color is...
and WHY.

1 comment:

Michelle L. said...

Loving that color! I hear you on painting barefoot - have ruined too many pairs of shoes while just doing a "quick and easy touch-up." Now I paint in socks because I have ruined several pairs of feet, too.

I'll be here all week.