Sunday, July 26, 2015

Painting Update

I'm back today, sharing another paint update! As you can see from the before and after it already looks a lot different! We just finished priming all of the beams and caulking the seams (22 and counting tubes of caulk!) It took forever - the rough wood is hard to work with and it requires a lot of cutting in. Click here and here and here to catch up on our painting posts!


Orange fence up to keep the puppies safe. Portable a/c unit because our (geothermal) HVAC is broken. 


We rolled the beams with this roller that connects to our sprayer - so paint automatically feeds. 


It was ideal for the front of the beams, but the sides were tricky because the roller was larger than the beam and it's heavier than a normal roller. We did the second coat by hand, but we will be rolling the drywall with this roller for the top coat. I'd recommend using the roller (if you have the sprayer) if you have tall ceilings and a large space to paint - going up and down a ladder to reload your roller is no fun, having the paint automatically feed is amazing! It does take about an hour to properly clean the sprayer, so that into account before pulling it out. But, overall the roller worked perfectly, no leaking! 


We used Kilz Max primer again. Love it! It's low VOC, is excellent at stain blocking, and covered well with two coats. I've been using Kilz for a few years now and love it, I highly recommend starting with a good primer! 


I forgot to mention this in the ceiling post, but as you can imagine, this area wasn't fun to paint .. we ended tapping plastic on the wall - on each side, letting it hang in the middle (protecting the stairs) and spraying from both edges of the loft. David touched up the spots we couldn't reach on a ladder. It ended up working pretty well and we didn't have to build a scaffolding over the stairs. 


Now, what to do with the brick.. leave it as is, white wash, or paint it white.. leave your opinion in the comments if you'd like to share!


This area will be my office. I can't wait to see it finished!! We're renting a sander next weekend to work on refinishing the floors. Then we'll be installing a new railing!


This has definitely been a slow process, but I'm so glad that it is coming together!! The hardest part is over :)

Stay tuned for more house updates soon!

Thanks so much to Kilz for providing the primer - as always, I only share products that I love!! I've been using Kilz for a few years and love it, I was so thrilled to partner with them!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Five | 07.24.15


Hope you had a great week! :) Here's what I'm loving recently! 


Love Jenny's large scale hardware! The mirrors are also amazing!! 

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the little green notebook


I Heart Organizing shares tips on making the most of your home decor! 

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i heart organizing

I miss In-N-Out from CA!! Maybe this weekend we'll make Cassie's recipe! I'm drooling!

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hi sugarplum

Love this idea for getting tons of light in a bathroom, but still making it functional! 

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Love this marble nesting coffee table from Pottery Barn! 
Have you browsed Nordstrom's anniversary sale yet? I love this tassel pillow
That's it for this week :) I hope you have a great weekend!! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Five | 07.17.15


Hope you had a great week! :) Here's what I'm loving recently! 


Fireclay Tile has a GORGEOUS selection! 






Emily Henderson shares how to correctly hang art! Art hung too high is definitely a pet peeve of mine.

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emily henderson 

Love this super simple copper hat rack! This could be great to fill an empty wall or organize your closet! 

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a pair & a spare

How great is this diy grasscloth covered headboard from Centsational Girl!?

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centsational girl

How could I not share this brass plated parson's desk from West Elm!? Wow!! 


That's it for this week!

p.s. if you pick up The Wall Street Journal this Saturday, be sure to look for our deck, it's being featured!!! 
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