Ladies and gentlemen, we have a color!

Benjamin Moore tranquil blue

Remember that day last week when I took three trips to Home Depot and tried 7 sample colors? Well, when Mr. FG came home from work and heard about our sad tale, he suggested a trip to the Benjamin Moore store to see what colors were available. You know how sometimes you’re in a place […]

I knew it was going to be hard to pick a color.

all of the paint samples

While I’ve done my fair share of paint-color-picking, I’ve never been in the position of having to get two children to agree on a color. It is not the easiest thing ever. Sonia and Zoe, having never been responsible for picking out paint colors before, were naturally drawn to some very loud, saturated shades of […]

My menu board bit the dust. But I resurrected it.

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Remember the menu board I made from a super-ugly Goodwill frame this summer? Well, it had a little accident. Large pieces of glass don’t take kindly to being knocked off the wall. I’d grown rather fond of my board, though, and I didn’t want to just give it up. So, I popped in at Goodwill […]

Well, that worked better than a plastic bag.

roller cover and brush cover review

I’ve spent many hours of my life bonding with paintbrushes, and usually when I’m waiting for the paint to dry between coats, I wrap a plastic bag around my brush to keep it from drying out. This can be pretty messy, though, especially if you use the same bag more than once, so when I […]

Before and Afters of Joshua’s room (at long last!)

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For those of you just tuning in…my big summer project this year was Joshua’s room. (Last year? Kitchen cabinet painting.) He and I painted his walls, his trim, and a loft bed we bought off of Craig’s list.  And we decluttered and reorganized his room in the process. First up, some before pictures, because they […]

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

sawhorses for painting cabinets

Last summer, I tackled the project of painting my worn, outdated kitchen cabinets. I’m super happy with the results, but oof.  It was a big project, and I’m glad I won’t have to do this again soon! I don’t have a huge kitchen, but it still was a really time consuming project, and having my […]