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Fingers Covered With Paint

July 1, 2010

I have a lot of projects that need paint.  Like, a lot of them.  But I don’t have a garage and I don’t like being outside when it is hot.  And when it’s not hot it’s dark…  So, those painting projects have been languishing for a while.  Until today.  Today I made some good progress on a thrift store chair thanks to spray paint.  My trigger finger is a few different shades of paint this evening.  And I’ve learned two things about myself and life in general.


Kilz Primer is like a million times better than any other kind.  I had two partial cans of different primers and after those were gone I used my new can of Kilz.  And the Kilz is at least a gillion times better.  Seriously.  It covers so much better, thicker and faster than the other two.  And since it’s not that much of a price difference, just get the Kilz.  It’s not worth it to use the other brands.


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If I give Creamie a popsicle she will sit quietly in the shade on the grass and work on it/dribble it down her chin and all over her hands and legs for 15 minutes.  Which is conveniently about how long it took to do one good coat on my chair project today.  (It’s got a lot of little curves and turned legs and required some serious concentration to get paint in all those little spots.)  And then it takes me about as long to clean her up as it takes for that coat to dry.   If I told you that I did four coats of paint today will you promise not to tell me I’m a bad mom for giving her that many popsicles?  Awesome, thanks.  Besides, it is SO funny to hear her ask for an “op-opic-ko”.  You’d give her another one too.

I’ve got one more finishing coat of glaze to do tomorrow during naptime (as long as it’s not blazing hot….) and then I can post pictures.  As I was recovering the seat cushion tonight I noticed that it has 5 layers of different fabrics that it has been re-covered in.  I think this chair began life in the 70’s.  And unfortunately the topfabric (if you can call it that) was the worst of them all.  It kind of amazes me that through all those layers not one person thought “Hey, this chair could be totally awesome if I painted it.”  Because that was my very first thought.

Anyway, now that I’ve discovered Kilz Primer and popsicles I might make it through a few more painting projects.  But I’m not making any promises.  Happy Thursday (is it really Thursday?  And July?  It’s July?!?).

PS- In case you were wondering:  The Pink Oreo’s that I posted about for Pink Week (here) are not delicious.  They aren’t even OK.  They are gross.  And it’s totally unfortunate, because those pics are so cute.  And they are pink.  I found some of those Strawberry Milkshake Oreo’s a few days ago and when I got them home and tore open the package I couldn’t make myself eat a second.  Which is saying something.  This is going to be the first package of Oreo’s that goes stale in my pantry.  In case you were wondering.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2010 12:54 am

    Hey, Pink. Fun post today :D. I loved it!

    I saw the coolest thing for spray paint cans here. It looks to me like it is a little attachment thingie that goes on the top and makes it like a spray gun. I said to myself, “hmm . . . I’ll have to remember that.” I think she just got it at the Home Depot.

    BTW, you might want to check my blog and/or your e-mail. Just sayin’.

    xo -E

  2. July 1, 2010 6:27 am

    I lost my box of spray paint in the move! I actually think it’s at my in-laws, but I couldn’t find it when I was there last weekend! Can’t wait to see your chair!!

  3. July 1, 2010 6:57 am

    We learned the hard way to go with kilz over any other brand when we painted our place last year. Good stuff.

    Can’t wait to see the chair! 🙂

  4. July 1, 2010 11:27 am

    That is so sad about the oreos. Who knew there was such a thing as a bad oreo?

  5. July 1, 2010 12:47 pm

    Ha! You would. 🙂


  6. betsy permalink
    July 1, 2010 3:33 pm

    i have the same paint problem! i have sooooo many things i need to paint but it’s a little difficult without a garage, shed, etc. perhaps we should invest in a porta-shed together (do those even exist?) then all our problems would be solved! :] i love oreos. but those sound repulsive. sorry :] too bad. xoxo

  7. Liz Merrell permalink
    July 2, 2010 9:38 pm

    Love Kilz. We buy it by the gallon. (Hey, it’s humid here.)

  8. July 3, 2010 7:34 am

    I’m dying to see the chair and all your other furniture. We’ve been playing around with fixing up old furniture the last couple weeks ourselves. I hope to have a picture to post Monday or Tuesday of what we’ve been doing– which surely won’t be as cute as your’s.

    • July 3, 2010 7:36 am

      Oh, and I’d never judge you for letting 4 popsicles babysit your sweet girl. I won’t be confessing my secrets any time soon, though.

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