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Picking Finishes

July 22, 2008 Sarah Coggins

After work last night, Trent & I went shopping for paint & flooring at Home Depot. They offer a no VOC paint. It’s more expensive than some other brands, but we feel worth it to not have those fumes particularly in the vicinity of our bedroom. I picked out a very pale green color called “Hidden Sea Glass.” Looking forward to seeing it on the walls, but first we have a good bit of cleaning to do. I swept multiple times and vacuumed twice Sunday, but there is still sawdust everywhere – even on the walls. And there’s the flooring debate. I think it would be easier to paint and then do the flooring (no worries about spilling or dripping on it). Trent thinks we should put the flooring down first. His argument is that once the floor is down, we can put the toilet back together and regain our bathroom. Then paint. I see his point but also don’t want to take the bathroom apart twice – it’s nearly empty as it is right now. Stay tuned for the coin toss. 😉

  • kb.knits July 22, 2008 at 8:12 am
    Oh, they have paper at Home Depot that you can tape to the floor to protect it while you paint and finish everything. Or I just taped plastic over my kitchen floor until we were done with painting. good luck :)
  • Jen Sue Wild July 22, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    I cant wait to see the walls when they are done
  • Benita July 22, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    Just now catching up on your blog. Wow, what a mess you had to deal with, but glad it wasn't worse than it could have been! I can't wait to see it when you're all finished painting & putting in the new floor :)
  • Pattern Paper Addict July 22, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Can't wait to see the finished product!
  • Janet July 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    sounds like a really pretty color! Will look forward to seeing how your bathroom turns out! Good luck!
  • Debbi T July 22, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    So fun picking new stuff out for the house! A lot of work though. Good luck with your home improvements!
  • Ryzmomplus2 July 22, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    Yeah I'm with ya, I would want to get the paint done first, though I see Trent's point too
  • emily July 22, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Good Luck!! Definately want to see the end result!
  • Gabrielle July 23, 2008 at 12:21 am
    Oh I can't wait to see how it looks. I think I'll be painting this weekend! :)
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