I woke up feeling somewhat energetic (I’ve been exhausted through the first 16 weeks of this pregnancy), so I skipped my morning shower and put on my ugly Ghostbusters Video Game t-shirt. You know what that means…
It’s time to start painting the trim. First up: finishing the kitchen.
alisonSeptember 3, 2010 at 10:43 am
Hi Nicole! Looks like a fun project! I’m just wondering, what kind of precautions do you take to paint while you are pregnant? Do you use a low-VOC paint, what about primer!? Looking for some advice so I can keep busy at my house during my pregnancy! Thanks!
ChristineSeptember 3, 2010 at 10:47 am
I can’t wait to see how your trim turns out!
And wouldn’t mind a photo of you in that awesome shirt while you’re at it ;)
JamieSeptember 3, 2010 at 10:54 am
Already looking lighter and brighter!
jessibeeSeptember 3, 2010 at 11:12 am
Awesome! It’s gonna look great!
LeanneSeptember 3, 2010 at 11:21 am
I have painted out all of the trim in our home…made a world of difference. I love the fresh crispness of it, but I had some grumpy by-standers. They “get it’ now. :)
JLRSeptember 3, 2010 at 11:35 am
My ghostbusters tee is a harvard sleep T!
Rob O.September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am
Eager to see the results! By the way, you’ve gotta try Frog Tape instead of the dreaded blue masking tape.
KristinSeptember 3, 2010 at 11:54 am
I also feeling energetic started tackling our jungle garden that I have barely touched all summer due to being pregnant! :)
Oh and I LOVE white woodwork, I agree with you on making your home yours! :)
valSeptember 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Go for it! Can’t wait to see how wonderful it looks :)
CorieSeptember 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm
It’s gonna look great, Nicole. So bright, fresh and clean! YAY!
CeciliaSeptember 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Hi Nicole, I have found your blog so much an inspiration that I’ve decided to tackle our ugly kitchen and paint the wood cabinets white. However I wanted to ask, how much do you need to sand the cabinets before painting? Any ideas on how you get an even coat etc? I know you did a paint tutorial for painting a room (which I’m tackling next!) but it would be SO helpful if you did a similar one for the cabinets and trim.
Lauren @ chezerbeySeptember 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm
Good luck! We are priming and painting our big remodel project this weekend. I just re-read your painting guide from a while back to refresh my memory…here we go!
Jen KSeptember 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm
Way to go! Getting motivated is the hardest part! Especially when you are pregnant and have a baby! I think it’s going to look great! I love painted trim : )
Momnivore's DilemmaSeptember 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm
There are plenty of non-voc primers and paints out there. lowe’s has a well-priced non-voc collection…(primer included).
luuveSeptember 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm
oooh i cant wait! before and afters coming up! :)
ps i agree with the above…it looks brighter already!
LizSeptember 3, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Oh my gosh. This gives me hope. I’ve totally flat-lined with exhaustion here lately. At least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. :)
Can’t wait to see the results.
OwningSingleSeptember 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm
I bet it’s gonna look great. This is the weekend for home projects.
janeSeptember 3, 2010 at 3:07 pm
I painted all the trim in my house too and never looked back! Good for you for doing what will make you happy:) I still get people telling me what a shame it is that I painted. I tell them it is a good thing they don’t live there!
Rachel RipardoSeptember 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm
Ghostbusters Video Game t-shirt?? That’s super cool!
Laura GaskillSeptember 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm
Ha ha! What is it about pregnancy and painting? I painted every room in my home over the course of my pregnancy – I was spurred on by the fact that every color in my house (painted in a literal rainbow of hues by the previous owners) made me feel ill when I had morning sickness.
And I seem to remember certain photos of you painting your front porch while very pregnant with Eleanor. Good luck, Mama!
ShellySeptember 4, 2010 at 6:59 am
Can’t wait to see it!
AimeeSeptember 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm
I look forward to seeing the finished project. :)
CarolynSeptember 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm
You’re putting me to shame! I’ve been in the process of painting the trim in our house for two years now!!
Jacinta @ modelmummaSeptember 6, 2010 at 12:49 am
YAY, can’t wait to see how it turns out but already looking so much better.
I’ll be doing mine some time in the near future. woo hoo.
Traveling MamaSeptember 6, 2010 at 9:15 am
Hope the painting was successful! I thought it was so funny about the trim… I’d paint it too! That’s the joy of it being yours- you can do whatever you want! Hugs from Copenhagen!
Anna's HouseSeptember 7, 2010 at 6:38 am
Wow, Nicole – I think’ll look great! I wanna see pictures of the finished thing!! :) x
christina wintersSeptember 7, 2010 at 8:08 am
not to sound panicky, but did target stop carrying their lovely italian sodas? asking here because you have mentioned them before! :x
Erin QuinnSeptember 7, 2010 at 11:12 am
We’re working on parallel projects! We moved into our current house when I was 12 weeks pregnant, and I’m now at 25.5 weeks. It’s been slow going, but I’m painting all the wood trim in our house (and every room too). I got to banish the off-white walls and tacky platicy-oak trim. The pressure is on though- it is getting harder and harder to work while sitting on the floor.
LauraSeptember 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm
can’t wait to see the finished project, especially since we are in a similar dilemma.
SandySeptember 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm
Good luck painting it up! Your counter tops and back splash are gorgeous. A nice little touch up of the window frame seems just what your kitchen needs.