1. Your tips are great!
    Did that rag come in handy? I know mine did when I was doing the entry way and one of the kittens jumped toward me and I got too much paint on the edger.

  2. Love the change in your bathroom and the details. We moved into a house and the previous owners were a little sloppy with the painting on portions of the trim. What’s the best way to move dried paint that’s been on hard wood trim for years?

    • Monique,

      Here are a few things you can try. Use a razor blade, x-acto or very sharp chisel to gently scrape the paint off. You might want to try heating up the paint with a hair dryer first to make it a little more pliable.

      Otherwise, you will have to resort to some harsh chemicals. I had some luck using ammonia on a paper towel and then using a paint scraper to remove some old drips. If the ammonia doesn’t work you could try turpentine or mineral spirits, but they all have very strong odors and should be used in a ventilated area.

      If all else fails, you might need to use Citristrip, but brush it on that one area. The problem is that it will likely take any polyurethane off as well.

      Good luck.

  3. You’ve mentioned the matte medium trick before. Wish I knew that years ago when I attempted to do stripes.
    I like the new color. Very pretty and changes the feel.

    • Rebecca,

      I wish I had an exact match for you, but because it was a custom mix, here are the closest colors:

      It is a cross between Sherwin Williams Rain SW6219 (too blue) and Quietude SW 6212 (too green). Or Sherwin Williams Aqua-Sphere SW 7613 but about 15% lighter.

      I hope that helps!

  4. Thank you! My hubs and I just moved into our first house, and I’m itching to paint, but never have before. I didn’t know where to start, but I did know that the last people were sloppy and I hate almost every room color in the house! Your tutorials have helped me feel a little less intimidated. But, it seems like a lot of work. Is it as much work as it sounds? Considering I have 3 children ages 3 and under who have very “helpful” hands and carry everything off into oblivion?

    Also, any tips on removing wallpaper? (top border if that makes a difference.

  5. Hey Sweetheart,

    love, Love, LOVE your creations!!!! You have ispired me to get up off my “perverbial diseased duff” and get back to what I love doing: Creating and Sharing with Others!!!! So, Thanks a TON!!

    I do have one question about the Matte Medium you refer to regarding painting your bathroom baseboards. I dont have what you speak of, however, I do have Matte Modge Podge (I ADORE Modge Podge)!!!!! Will that work? I am in the middle of painting and redesigning my Master Walk-in Closet, and am right in the middle of painting.

    Oh, and by the way, do you have or know anyone who may have any ideas re: making my own chandelier to hang from my closet light fixture? I am experimenting right now. I sent you a message via Pinterest I believe, and mentioned I would LOVE to pick your brain. Or rather, pick each others, (that doesn’t sound right either, LOLLLLLLL) Let me start over. I would love to share ideas with you! Thanks again, for the inspiration!! Hope to hear from you soon. Feel free to call me if you like. I will call you right back so that its on my dime. #480-200-7825

    Keep Creating!! XOXOXO Kristina

  6. I have trouble blending in corners I painted with brush and then switching to roller and getting good coverage and blend. Yes,I use Benjamin Moore paint. Any suggestipns?

  7. Great job. We had a vanity in our bathroom that we decided to keep – similar to yours. I too wanted it black but what we did was sanded the old finish off the wood…then we used vinegar with rusty nails in it – left it for 24 hours to make the solution. I used a paint brush, and painted on the solution. The wood turns a lovely black ebony colour (different woods, different results) with the wood grain still visible. I’m not sure if these attachments will work but it will give you an idea of what we did if they do…the pic of the chair – was done the same way.

  8. Dang, I wish I had seen this a year ago when I bought my house! I couldn’t figure out why my trim paint ALWAYS seeped up under the tape and onto my wall!! No one ever mentioned sealing it with the wall color…genius!

  9. That lighter color is so pretty and makes it look so much more elegant and big! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be remodeling my guest bathroom soon!


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