Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pooped from Painting!

We had a successful painting party at The Keltons's Cozy Cottage.

First, we did a little wet sanding......

No, David is not posing, this is how he always sands! Don't you?!?

Then to caulking...

We saved the best for last- cutting in and then a good coat of primer. 

 I have realized I enjoy all the prep work and painting.  I almost find it relaxing.  We turn on the ipod to my classics list -Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, James Taylor- and before you know it, we have been working for hours!  Towards the end of the day, I realized for everything we had primed, we still had to paint two more coats. 

Man, now that I htink about it, I would just assume leave the walls white.  Nahh...we will be on to more painting tomorrow.  It has been a slow process, but I know it will be all worth it.  It is amazing how a fresh coat of paint can really transform a home.  Especially with Mythic. 
Mythic paint-now that is a breath of  fresh air!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MYTHIC PAINT~Legendary Performance!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy~ Today was like Christmas. 

After waiting around for my craigslist shopper to meet me to look at some items I am selling, I came home, diasapointed because she was a no show and found four huge boxes on my front porch.  Immediately I thought, what have I bought now.  Humm...Maybe something for Christmas?  Then I noticed the boxes had tape that said! I ran inside to get a pair of scissors and began ripping open the boxes.(okay, so  I didn't exactly rip them open, because we need them for moving ;)   Anywhoo...Back to the point, I had 15 gallons of paint on my front porch!!! Guess what we will be doing this weekend!  Yup!  I will be sure to take Lots-o-photos!  We are having a pizza painting party!  Come on by if you are in the area. I will have a slice of pizza and an extra paint brush waiting on ya! 

Bella is even interested in the paint!  Mythic is Safe for people, pets and the planet!
I picked out some great Mythic colors- be sure to check back after the painting party!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Miracles DO happen!

We now have a WHITE tub!

I happily said bye-bye to the blue one

Ahhh... it's the little things in an old house that mean so much! 

I used a company that has been around for a while called Miracle Method.  Some of the other companies are a more temporary fix and often result in peeling(or so I have read.) What makes miracle method so different is the patented bonding agent that makes this some tough stuff!! 


Such a cool process!  They clean it, make nesessary repairs then tape it off to protect walls, floors and faucets.  After the prep work has been done, they spray it white!  You can pick the finish you want, from matte to glossy.  I went with glossy as this is what a new tub looks like.

They do tile, tubs, sinks and lots of other great stuff.  For info and more shocking photos, check out their

A few more bathroom photos:

I painted cabinets, changed out hardware and removed a couple of doors.

remember the before.....

and my painted countertops

ahhhh....all I need now is a good book and a glass of wine!  I am please with the look of the bathroom with NO major renovation, just a little cash!