Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Crown Molding, Thanksgiving Prep, and a Paint Disaster

Nothing like the last minute, right???  That is kind of how I am feeling right now.  We have family arriving tomorrow morning and we are still finishing up a few projects before the big turkey day... Ugh!

The big one being the Guest Room.  We still had to tackle putting up new crown molding since the old stuff had to come down when our new ceiling went up.
 We picked out a thicker molding so it would look a bit nicer than the small 2" molding that was there before.  Alex got to work on it over the weekend and it sure wasn't easy like we both thought it would be!   

Turns out the dormers in this room required a lot of extra effort and complex mitred cuts.
Once all of the molding went up, it was time to give it a nice coat of paint.  This is where our little paint disaster happened :)

I was nearby cleaning up our bathroom when I heard a 'clunk bloop' type of sound.  I turned around and saw something like this...
Image via Paint Pouch
(I don't have photos of our actual spill, because honestly who the heck would rush to get a camera with a ton of paint on your wood floor?!? )

I looked over at Alex and he had the Tom Hanks "Money Pit" look on his face...

 We both scrambled to grab paper towels, cleaning spray and water to start diluting the paint in order to sop it up without smearing it all over.  Totally not an easy task!  It took us TONS of paper towel to get it all cleaned up but I'd say we did it in record time.  I guess you have to though when it comes to spilled paint!

You betcha I grabbed the camera after all of that :)  Here's what remained of our little paint disaster...

After that fantastic experience, Alex got his rear back in gear and painted the crown molding.

While he has been tackling "man" tasks, I have been busy cleaning and getting the Thanksgiving Day decor in order!  At least that part is fun :)  Here is a peek at some of the goodies I brought home to tinker with!
I can't wait to show you what I do with them!
I will also get to show you the newest version of our Guest Room soon!  Errr, well we have to get it done tonight anyway since our guests arrive in the morning.  Wish us luck!

Hmmm, I might need a cup of coffee right now?


  1. Where did you get that stunning bread board??? Oh my goodness I love it! Can't wait to see what you do with everything! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Carla!

  2. Wow, glad you got the paint all cleaned up. That happened to me when we were getting a washer and dryer delivered years ago. Someone, not to be named, never put the paint can on tight and in a split second, over it went all over the basement carpet. I ruined a carpet steamer thinking that would help!

    The crown sure finishes off the room. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Omg! The spill that happened to me today (that I just got done blogging about interestingly enough) is nothing compared to your paint spill. And the funny thing is that I did stop to take a picture of it. Haha! But it happened outside and not inside on hardwood floors. ;)

    Oh and happy six months since the tornado! I only know this because the North Mpls Tornado Watch FB page posted that it's been six months today. I know it seemed like things were dragging on and on, but you guys have really come a long way, and things are looking so nice. Almost done! Hang in there.

  4. OH yes, paint on the wood floor! I can relate, I have done that a few times. Not fun!

    Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

  5. wow...lots going on over there...we are in the middle of painting the kitchen cabinets...I know last minute too...I'm escaping for a couple of days...hope to get mine back together in the next couple of weeks...I can't wait to see your decor with those great items you have lined up...Happy Thanksgiving, Mariaelena

  6. Oh my god I love the Money Pit reference. "I think the carebears were here."

  7. We were installing crown/baseboards this past weekend too. Somehow we managed to pick the most confusing-to-cut style of molding and it took us all day. Glad to know you were sweating it out with us. The room is going to be fabulous!

  8. Paint Spill?

    Heard yelling from the second floor. Someone was in a hurry and mixed the 5 gal pail of paint by rolling it on the floor. Be sure that the lid is on if this is done! Luckily no finish floors in the reno yet. Paint to the basement!

  9. Oh my goodness. That is my worst fear! Glad that you were able to get it cleaned up!


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