Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mini Home Improvement

As I mentioned last time, Jenn is out of town for work for ten days. We are halfway through and I am not insane yet. Success!

Anyway, I have some house project to work on which, if you know me, I suck at. But I worked on painting our fireplace this week. We painted, well, my nephew painted, our family room walls, and we decided to paint the fireplace too. Why you ask? Well, take a look at what it looked like.

A little on the 70s side, don't you think? We decided that when we painted the room we'd have to do this as well. I was a bit worried since it is finished wood and I knew it would be hard to cover. I wasn't wrong.

On day one I put a coat of primer on. I was actually more nervous after I did this. See how much you can still see through it? I didn't think anything would stick to the wood.

I took a picture after the second coat, but I can't seem to find it now. But, it was a little better. I felt a little better.

The first coat of paint went on pretty well. I could still see the wood, but it was much less noticeable. Progress!

Finally, I applied the last coat today. It's like a whole new fireplace!

Of course, now we need to put something up. It looks too bland by itself. Don't you think?

Okay, now for some well deserved rest.


Cookie said...

It does look better. Btw, for the next time you paint wood: take some fine sand paper and go over the wood to knock off the finish. Dust thoroughly! Then use the sealer/paint/whatever.

Mike said...

Cookie: Now you tell me! :)

Actually, my sister-in-law said I shouldn't have to. She may have been wrong.