Speaking of paint drying....
We made a decision to put new baseboard and trim in the house. I opted for pre-primed pine trim because I just can't look at another can of primer. Of course, I still had to paint that trim white. All 700 feet of it. Two coats. Ugh. But, there is an easy way to do it and I'm happy to share it with you.
Set up 4 saw horses (2 left and 2 right) in the biggest space you have. Stack your trim on one open end. Pick up one 14 foot piece of trim and walk it to the end and paint it. Now you are working in a U-shaped area in between your saw horses and your painted boards.
Repeat, repeat, repeat for hours. Reverse the process for the second coat. Until you've painted 700 ft. of baseboard and trim, two coats. Repeat until it's dark and you have a serious case of baseboard back from bending over that trim and reaching left and right as far as you can. Baseboard back will help you forget about your roller shoulders and your ladder legs that you developed from painting all of those rooms and ceilings.
I got my counter tops installed and my sink and faucet put in....
I tried really hard to find a faucet that was a little more low-profile and wouldn't stick way up into that pass-through. I still am not loving that pass through. Do you think I ever will?
The sink is the original one. I just polished it up a little with some Barkeepers Friend. It did an amazing job. My friend Suzan, at Simply Vintageous....by Suzan (who is not a barkeeper) just did a post about polishing stainless with baby oil. I haven't tried it yet, but I will. You can read about it HERE.
Also this week, I bit the bullet and made a final decision on my kitchen wall tile.
Well, that's pretty much the update for this week. I'm off to St. Louis today with my aunt for a doctor's appointment, lunch and a trip to Penzeys Spices. I love that store!