I’ve painted a lot. Walls, furniture, accessories, exterior siding and trim (finished a year after the house was painted, *ahem*). You name it.
I’m not sayin’ it all looked pretty, just that I painted a lot. I’m sure my first paint projects were nothing to write home about. But there’s something to be said about experience…I guess the old “practice makes perfect” saying is right.
Or maybe just “practice makes better.” Whatever.
And while there were times I wished we could’ve hired someone else to paint, it’s really one of the easiest do-it-yourself jobs and a fairly inexpensive way to improve your living environment.
So when we were doing a surprise makeover for our son’s bedroom, we also put together this little video where I share with you my best painting tip that has saved me countless hours in preparation: Not taping any edges before painting.
Just be sure to watch it to the end (or just skip past all the boring part with me talking) because my husband added his own ending, unbeknownst to me.
And I’d also be interested in how many others also “gave up the tape”.
This is linked to:
Frugal Friday @ Life As Mom