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Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I just joined this community and am in need of some advice. I know that this community deals with mostly ideas on how to paint but I'm hoping somebody here can help me.

We will be painting our sons room soon. I am wondering if it is ok to paint the room and then allow them to sleep in there the same night? Should I make other arrangements for them to stay the night somewhere? What would air out the room best? It's a small 10X9 room with one window. I've had paint for so long to do their room but have been so afraid to do it because I dont want them to get sick. Last time we painted our living room our oldest (he was 3 months at the time) ended up in the hospital with RSV. They are older now, 2 and 4, and the fumes shouldnt be that big of a problem I dont think but what would you all suggest? I'm very curious to hear everybody's opinions. Thanks in advance.


Monday, January 23, 2006

3:47PM - Painting wood floors

I know this community is for painting walls, but I hope asking this is okay! I am painting the stained wood floor of a small room. I want that "country"/shabby chic look that I keep seeing in magazines, almost whitewashed looking, not the high-gloss look I keep finding on my google searches. What kind of paint do I use? Do I need to sand the whole thing? I don't care if it wears well, it's a VERY low traffic room, and will have a rug over much of it. I kind of like the chipped look.

THANKS in advance!

x-posted a smidge

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

11:30AM - Need Help.

Hey guys,
I am moving into my first apartment pretty soon and I needed some advice about paint colors and themes. I've decided on a few items that will go into this room... perhaps that will help.

I will have an Iron cast sleigh bed... looks very Italian, two picture frames... Black frames with paintings from the Renaissance period. I have two lamps... Porcelain China white and blue. I have a gold comforter and gold satin drapes... all things I've taken from my parents house.

I also have crown molding in the room and it is only 10 by 14 with one large window.

Any advice on themes and a color to paint the room would be much appreciated!! Just not coffee or beige... thats been my room color for the past fifteen years. THANKS!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


i was wondering if anyone has used paint easy by wagner spray corp in their paint? it a paint conditioner for airless spraying but i have found it to be great at thinning paint so that it levels off nicely. i used to use floetrol but that seems to be almost like paint grease. hoping someone may have feedback about either of these products

Saturday, September 4, 2004


I have sudden motivation, so i decided that next weekend Im going to paint my bathroom. I only want to do one wall "accent wall" and I want it to be one of the colors of my shower curtain. I have a red rug & the rest of the walls will stay white, unless I like the color enough to paint the whole thing.

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Thursday, June 17, 2004

1:15PM - help!

Do any of you have any tips for decorating and painting a bedroom for a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy. We would like it to be where each have their own space.


Monday, June 9, 2003


just fyi
home depot sells 'oops' paints...gallons and quarts that they mismixed...for just five bucks. i bought my bedroom paint that way.

Sunday, June 8, 2003


the bathroom is in process.
any ideas on how to beautify this mirror to go with the lavender and pale lime green scheme?

crossposted to saucydwellings

Wednesday, June 4, 2003


Hi, what a fun community. I'm too lazy to actually put my pics up on my server since they're already at webshots but this is our house we bought in October. A lot of the first pics are what it looked like before we bought it but I have pics at the bottom of the first page and the top of the second page that are what my dining room and kitchen looks like since we've painted them. I love love love the red in my dining room and the soft greens in my kitchen.

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

6:53PM - Room pictures.

I moved into a new house in the beginning of March. I've painted a few rooms so far, so here are some pictures of those.

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Crossposted to saucydwellings and repaint.

Monday, June 2, 2003


Hi, I'm new to this community, but thought it was funny that I stumbled on it when I did. We had just painted the red bedroom recently...thought I'd share. And hopefully the bathroom will be painted a darker red soon (It came out salmon when we tried it a year ago).

Current mood: amused


more target finds.

a few months ago i bought a shower curtain set at target. maybe you saw them. it was way cheap. purple vinyl with light green polka dots and it came with clear purple shower rings.

i bought it because i had just moved and i had to have two shower curtains because of the way my shower was set up and i had zero cash. they were 4.99 a set.

now, i like the colors, but thats not why i bought it. but now its what i've got, and my bathroom needs painting. the bathroom and kitchen are first to be painted.

i chose lavender and celery green as the paint colors. i have lots of trim and crown and foot moulding, cabinet doors and one window. i plan to paint the trim and moulding, etc. one color and the walls the other...duh. but the question is...which ones?

the curtain is purple based with the green dots. normally i would go with the purple walls and green trim, but i am wondering if it will be too much purple...

any thoughts?


what are you using as color inspiration in your room(s)?

i had a horrible time deciding what to use in the kitchen...until i found the 'exotic summer' collection of rugs/linens/etc. at target.