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Thread: Painting a room---Yuck!

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    DD, SIL and the babies finally moved into an apartment of their own!! And now DH and I are moving back into our old bedroom. But DH wants it painted first. Yuck! I have spent the day procrastinating on painting it. I gave DH two choices of color if I am painting it: white or white, LOL!! :mrgreen: We went with white. :mrgreen:

    I have finally gotten the bottom trim and window trim painted. Sigh. Now if I can convince myself to finish it.

    Does anyone like to paint a room? I honestly would be happy just throwing the paint on the wall and letting it drip down. LOL!!! At least DH will do the ceiling. :-D

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    I love the look of a freshly painted room but I can do without the work and the smell! DH should be in there helping you! At least he is doing the ceiling. That is a lot of work!

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    rofl, when it is all done you will love it and enjoy it

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    I like it!! Well, I don't like the prep and clean-up, but I enjoy the actual painting. I'm about to paint my bedroom and bathroom in the next few weeks.

    Maybe we could work out a trade! What do you like to do? Lol.

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    With the shoulders I have, no painting for me ( except maybe a small amount of trim)

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    I love to paint! My brother says I am weird! He thinks our mother dropped me on my head! Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I love the look of a freshly painted room but I can do without the work and the smell! DH should be in there helping you! At least he is doing the ceiling. That is a lot of work!
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    Not really. You do of course have to paint the top of the walls where they meet the ceiling. But with a long handled paint brush
    I've painted 2 rooms this year and done it..well, not hard or easy but it got done. Just have to plastic cover everything in there and the floor.

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    I love to paint rooms...but it HAS to be a color!! NOT WHITE!!!!! White is boring to me...I need colors. I have a guest room and guest bath that's mint green, my sewing room is light yellow, our bedroom and master bath is taupe. I let DH talk me into cream for the hall, living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room (they're all visible from each other) I want to paint at least one wall a burnt orange but he's not letting me (partypoop)... :)

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    I love it! When my sons were little I painted each of their rooms -- oldest in a space theme (I put wallpaper border along the ceiling (never again!) and did the constellations in glow in the dark stars) and youngest in an ocean theme (lots of fish and sailboats stenciled on the walls). I keep trying to talk them into changing their rooms so I can paint again but they won't go for it.

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    I love to paint walls. Don't really like doing the ceilings unless the room is completely empty. My DH sure likes the fact that I like to paint. Then he doesn't have to. Only problem is that I am always trying to figure out what to paint next. Good luck with your room.

    One day I was talking to a neighbor. She told me she was painting. I said "oh, I love to paint." Then proceeded to tell her about painting my bedroom. So after I was done "bragging", she politely informed me she was painting a landscape scene on a canvas. Oh, a different kind of painting---I guess!!! LOL

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    I like to paint. I've slowed down alot now but I used to have to paint a room a month...heehee drove my hubby nuts...but I just needed change, and alot of it.
    I got really quick at it too...a few weeks ago I painted my daughters whole main floor of her apt in a day...three different colors too. Now her friends call me to help them and I always tell them they are alot younger than I am! LOL

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    I was just thinking today that I need to get busy and get the last bit of painting done now that the holidays are over. My kitchen is screaming for something new.

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    I'm so picky i used a flat ended artist brush to paint the wall where it meets the ceiling.

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    I have a friend who is such a GOOD wife, her husband requested to paint their bedroom a abright John Deere green (I just had to ask her to see it!) well it was green including the ceiling. To make it work she did a quilt with that color green in it and added a big NEW iron bed plus lots of lace at the windows and dust ruffle, while not my cup of tea for me -----it was charming. Light, airy and cheerful. He let her decorate the rest of the house as she saw fit. She is BIG on quilting and her home has the touch (to invite you in). She a bettter woman than me, since I driven John Deere tractors for more years than I can count, I'd be dreaming I was still in the fields never to get out!!

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    I have always done all of our painting wallpapering ect.not that I was good at it or liked it.but no one else did it for me.we had some ceiling that had water spots and I have been putting off that job.today 2 of my grandsons came and did it for me.one is a painter the other one is a gofer.I was so happy I went in the kitchen and cooked them a good meal.

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    I HATE to paint!!!!!!!!!!!! But I love a freshly painted room :D
    Question: if DH wanted it painted why did YOU have to paint it???? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    DD, SIL and the babies finally moved into an apartment of their own!! And now DH and I are moving back into our old bedroom. But DH wants it painted first. Yuck! I have spent the day procrastinating on painting it. I gave DH two choices of color if I am painting it: white or white, LOL!! :mrgreen: We went with white. :mrgreen:

    I have finally gotten the bottom trim and window trim painted. Sigh. Now if I can convince myself to finish it.

    Does anyone like to paint a room? I honestly would be happy just throwing the paint on the wall and letting it drip down. LOL!!! At least DH will do the ceiling. :-D
    I love to paint walls and change the look of a room. I'd come help if I had time!

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    I love painting walls and doing creative finishes, but like amandasgramma, I need color. I am really thinking of painting my kitchen red when I figure what to do with all my Southwest decor.

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    I don't paint, never have found a paint brush that fits my hand. LOL

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    been going thu the same thing. I went away for the weekend retreat in Oct and DH painted the upstairs bathroom. no consuling on the color. LOL bright Yellow, I mean bright. then did dS's room. was RED now is green, I did pick that paint. next week is spare room that was DSS's room. then to our room. I am staying out of his way. LOL. 1st he sands the sprayed on ceiling to make it smooth. then has to clean that up, then paints the ceilng, then the room, then I get to do the trim. He is lousy at the trim. The problem now, is what color??? He wont use white!!! he loves color. He is retired about a year, so this had given him something to do. with my allergies, I stay away. It is gotten to be the family joke. I am taking my Dad to see my Sister in Jan, 3 states away, he can sand and paint all he want while I am gone. Happy New Year to all.

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    I am a disaster at painting. That's one thing that I hire done!

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    I totally understand as I just finished painting a good part of our house -- 1 room to be done later and a bath to be remodeled -- painting looks so easy until you really get started (which is the hard part for me)-- good luck

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    I dont mind painting, as long as Im not rushed. Its so rewarding at the end. worst part in my opinion is the prep work, but just like anything else, prepping is the most important step.

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    I love fresh paint especially if some one else painted and cleaned up and put everything back in it's place :) I have better things to do, well, maybe not better but more fun!

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    I am probably the odd one out...but I like painting. It just takes longer now than when I was young. My mother let me paint my rooms however I wanted and when I was 14, I painted my basement bedroom in black and white stripes, and then painted old furniture a bright gloss red for the accents. All my friends were so jealous. Still one of my favorite color combos. And then I painted a huge mural on another wall.
    I paid for it later when I had to cover it all up to sell my parents house!

    My advice....prep everything very well!

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