Back to Trim Painting

Weather-wise this has been a beautiful week.

This was the first round of trim painting in May, 2015.
This was the first round of trim painting in May, 2015.

Today is supposed to be in the 60s and partly cloudy which suits me perfectly because I’m going to drag out the paint sprayer and paint more uninstalled trim.

I don't want to forget the snap-on grilles that came with the windows.
I don’t want to forget the snap-on grilles that came with the windows.

Number 1 on the list is the face trim and jambs for the round shower windows.

Both new bathrooms have this round window which is inside the shower area.
Both new bathrooms have this round window which is inside the shower area.

Parts of the jamb must be painted with a brush.  I’ve been soaking my good brushes in brush cleaner and took a little time to get them back into shape earlier in the week.

The plan is to paint all this trim white to get it ready for the baseboard in the house.
The plan is to paint all this trim white to get it ready for the baseboard in the house.

The second pile of items is the baseboard trim piled in the Cottage. I’m determined to get the Cottage back in shape so we must use up the building materials we’ve been storing there for the past few years. I feel a Craigslist post coming on.

The first round of spray painting has left a few nooks and crannies uncovered.
The first round of spray painting has left a few nooks and crannies uncovered.

Finally I want to finish painting these little darlings so I can decorate them a la Sharpie shells or Herend porcelain figurines.

This Herend duck will be my inspiration.
This Herend duck will be my inspiration.

They’re not at all valuable so if I fail it will be no great loss.

The paint gun has a lot of small parts in addition to the necessary long air hose and compressor.
The paint gun has a lot of small parts in addition to the necessary long air hose and compressor.

I pulled together the paint and sprayer yesterday so I wouldn’t spend half the day looking for equipment like I did here.

Do you have a spring road trip planned?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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