Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Prep, Prime, Paint!

Ever since we moved into our Home Sweet Home, Josh and I have been planning on painting the 80's brown trim to update our casa. Well, let me rephrase that, I have been planning to paint it and finally got Josh on the bandwagon. 
Well, as it turns out with most projects, it's definitely a big undertaking. Especially since our home is carpeted throughout. But, we are not people who shy away from a challenge! So, we've been tackling that ugly 80's trim one room at a time.

First, I started by taking a couple of days to focus on our bedroom. I taped off all the trim, using a flat spackling tool to wedge the tape under the trim so the carpet didn't get painted as well. 

Our trim isn't in great shape, so I also had to use paintable caulk to seal off some of the cracks and dents.

It's definitely a time-consuming project, but so rewarding in the long run! The bedroom trim is 95% done (just needs another coat on the doors), and not the hallway trim is underway as well. I can't wait to share the final result with you!

I know this is one project that we won't regret putting time and effort into. Stirrup pants and big hair may be making a comeback, but I'm pretty sure this 80's trim is gone forever!


  1. Stirrup pants were so comfortable!!! You are certainly taking on a huge project. You will love the white, can't wait to see it!

  2. Oh can't wait to see the finished results! Why are those husbands sometimes afraid of painting the trim? Especially when we girls are the one doing it all. ;)

  3. I can't WAIT to see the updated trim!!! It's going to look so great.

  4. Wow! You guys are awesome. Way to go on tackling a HUMONGOUS project. Can't wait to see the finished result. I'm imagining it is going to look absolutely wonderful.

  5. Buh bye 80's trim! We rented a house with it everrrryyyyywhere and it had wallpaper peeling off the walls to go with the uber brown trimwork. Oof! It was hard to resist calling up our landlord and betting for a self-funded upgrade!

    I can't wait to see more photos!!!! <3



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