We prepped for our project

We’ve been working on Angry Kid’s room all week.  I posted yesterday about our “cleaning” and staging of Angry Kid’s room.  This was the first time that we’ve carefully planned a makeover project. Usually we are a “fly by the seat of our pants” type family. This isn’t always good in the long run.

When we first moved into the house, we had a ton of projects.  We actually bought this house because 1. It was a one-story, 2. It had a driveway, and 3. It had an awesome garage.  I know that not everyone looks for these particular features in a house, but we did.  We lived in our old house for fourteen months. We thought we had bought our dream house until we saw the neighbors move in and fought the daily traffic to work.

We started with painting our house.  The former owner had mostly white walls, some tacky wallpaper, and a brown walls in the master bedroom. We immediately started painting the house. Well Angry Husband painted, and I picked out the colors. Angry Husband can sometimes get a little carried away, i.e. get sloppy, when painting.  Let’s just say that we had some umm, edging issues with the paint and the ceilings in our house.

We knew that when we started this project, that it was going to be done right, the first time around.  We took care to clean out the room, we put tarps down, and we taped up the edges.  Angry Husband and I marched to the paint store to buy all of our supplies.  We were using three colors for this room makeover, so we had to get everything at once, and we rarely have time off together. Angry Husband usually grabs the standard blue tape, to mask off for painting projects, but this time he grabbed something else.  He grabbed two containers of FrogTape.  He told me that he had a ton of great things about this tape, and he wanted to try it out. Especially, since we are splitting the paint colors on the walls.

When we got home from the paint store (cough, cough Lowe’s), Angry Husband started prepping Angry Kid’s bedroom.  I was so proud of him. He actually used his level when he applied the Frog Tape to the center of the room.  We also taped brown paper underneath the tape at the baseboards.

Prepping Room #1Room after prepping it.

Closet PrepCloset after prepping. Notice Angry Kid’s bed in closet.

Angry Husband then poured out the paint and begin rolling the paint on. He asked the clerk at the store to put primer into the paint, which made it a little thicker, but definately a good idea.  As soon as I saw the first coat of paint go on, I knew that I had made the right choice in selecting paint colors.  We let the paint dry for a few hours, and then Angry Husband removed the FrogTape in the center of the room. Check out how clean the lines are. We were immediately impressed.

Room Half-Way Painted

I can’t wait to show you the rest of the room. There’s so many cool things that we have done in this makeover. I want to show you bit by bit.  I will be posting more about it next week. With Angry Husband home this week on vacation, I haven’t had much time to download my pictures, blog, etc. I’m also attending a trade show this weekend in another state.

Disclosure: FrogTape did not sponsor this post, or influence my decision in purchasing or blogging about their product. Angry Husband saw it advertised somewhere.  So at least we know that advertising does work.

7 comments
Alyson
Alyson

Looks awesome Julie ~ back up career in case the day/night/graves job doesn't work out!:-)lol We have a slightly different problem in our house, namely my husband. I voice a house thought out loud, and he immediately researches it on the internet...for hours...sometimes days...weeks ~ hence his nickname is "Anal Ed".:-) Once all sources have been discovered, read, printed & dispatched back in to internetspere, we begin. Trip to Home Depot [or Louws..whatever gives the best price..also thoroughly researched before leaving the house!],for a few hours. Admittedly we both love Home Depot and can wander the aisles for hours, seeing all sorts of stuff we are in desperate need of but didn't know existed! Oh, and I love the SMELL!! [I have been asked a few times if I needed medical assistance due to my "heavy" breathing of the smell!] Finally we leave with our goodies and are just so pleased with ourselves. And that is were it ends.....I have door knobs for the kitchen cabinets aquired in 2007; paint for the dining room [its hideous green right now]aquired in 2006, which I no longer like; stacking system for the laundry room aquired in Dec 05, picture frames aquired in 2008..........oh and a complete 3rd garage filled with boxes in from our move from CA in 2005 ~ no doubt there are all sorts of goodies in there, also all in their original plastic!!:-)

Well Read Hostess
Well Read Hostess

OH MY GOSH. those are the EXACT colors we painted my son's room years ago. We put a train wallpaper border across the middle where the two colors met. That

Sarah
Sarah

Frog tape is amazing stuff!

Mikalisa
Mikalisa

What a difference some paint makes! Amazing!

Jenn
Jenn

Looks good so far! I've thought about doing the 2 tone for my Son's room, but I'm afraid I'd not tape it of perfectly straight! Well that, and the fact we have wood paneling on 2 of those walls. Ugh. I really should pay people to get the paneling off the walls, but I keep telling myself we will eventually rent this place out & then it would not be worth it (then again, I just keep telling myself, as reality is a bit different!).

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

LOL, sounds like we have the same issues....

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Yea, I need to edit my photos and post more pictures..I love the colors I picked out.