Steven framed up our cabinets and they have been sitting on the porch for me to prime and paint. I checked the shed…I had a big can of Kilz..no need to buy any. So, Yesterday, late in the afternoon, I decided to pop that can open and prime the cabinets so I could work on painting today. Ummmm…all I had was a big can of slimy goo. Argh!!!!!!!!!!! When I got to thinking about it, I’m not sure how old this stuff is. I thought maybe it was from a recent project, but I really think it came from the 2009 remodel of the house next door…yikes! That’ll teach me to procrastinate…haha.
Gotta go buy primer…sigh….3 kids in a home improvement store= no fun.
Unfortunately, it is work on one of our rent houses and not our own house 😦 The Alexandria Housing inspector tested the exterior paint on one of our bungalows and it tested positive for lead paint. Bleh….. I scraped and painted one window on the house before finally calling it quits. I intended to go back and scrape and repaint them all. However, after that one experience, I moved scraping and painting windows up to the number 1 spot on the list of Ten Things I Found I Absolutely Hate To Do. It is now unavoidable. So, I am going to scrape windows again (double bleh!!) and, if the weather permits, paint them black. The house is white, trimmed in black, with a red door. It is very cute. Painting the window trim black will sharpen up the house and give it a little more curb appeal.
I am also thinking about painting the overhang black too. Is that too much? White perhaps? It is good condition and my renter likes it. Thankfully I do not have them on EVERY window! I find that overkill! It seems these overhang things became popular around the 50’s or so. I saw something ridiculous last week, it was a house with the overhang shading HALF of the window, and on the outside of the overhang were shutters! HA! I am going to go back and get a picture. It will definitely go in the What Were They Thinking archive.
Happy Friday everyone!
***UPDATE*** I scraped two windows before wimping out and hiring a guy. Hey, his bid was $10 a window for scraping all the paint off and making it smooth enough to prime and paint. Can’t beat that. He finished yesterday, so this Saturday I will be priming and painting the windows.
I am going to paint the overhang white and paint the two black stripes back on. You can see a little remnant of the black stripe on each side of the awning.
Hopefully (or, it is to be hoped) that I will have this project completed this weekend and will post pictures for your viewing pleasure then.