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I Hate Painting

October 24, 2014

I really do.  I wanna like it and I love what it can do for a space.  But, I really hate doing it.  Today, halfway through priming the brick wall in the den, I started to wonder what it would cost to hire some painters.  It can't be that much, right?

 

 

Anyway, I removed the wooden mantlepiece attached to the brick wall.  Four screws out and that was it!  No big deal at all (I was envisioning glue or some other nightmare).  

 

Once I had the big, empty brick wall, I taped everything and put on the first coat.  Initially, I had the foolish idea that I would do both coats today...that was not going to happen! Painting masonry is not easy.  However, it didn't look too bad by the time I'd finished:

 

 

 

AND!  I even had time to line a few kitchen drawers before I had to come home and lie down for a while.  Not too shabby!

 

 

 

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