I think we have one more week of me sounding like a broken record on our Tuesday Tidbits post (maybe two more weeks). This week was STILL all about painting and getting things ready for tile in each bathroom. All of the cement board is in, everything has been screwed in and we are just starting to tape and patch all the screws and seams.

If you follow along on Facebook or Instagram you know that we did a quick test run for the master bathtub. Trent wanted to make sure that all of our drains and water lines matched up perfectly before we start laying tile.

Since the two of us hauled it up the stairs and into the master suite, there was zero chance that I was taking that huge tub back to the garage. So, it will sit in our bedroom for the next couple of weeks. Doesn’t everyone have a spare tub in their bedroom?!?!

Obviously, you can see some of my handy cutting-in work on the paint. This has been my life for the past 4 weeks. The goal is to be completely done with painting by the end of March.

Our upstairs guest suite is turning out nicely. It’s a crazy odd shaped room, but I’m hoping that just adds to the character in the end.

I have a very odd system to my cutting-in work, but it works for me…don’t judge. I use a 3″ brush (Purdy brand, of course) and do all the corners along with the edge around the ceiling. I leave about a 1″ gap between the wall and the ceiling. Then I go back through and use my 1.5″ brush to do the true edge work. It sounds like double duty, but it’s really not. We use a huge roller and it needs to stay about 4″ from the ceiling (to not leave any marks). This way I can do the thicker painting (3″) super fast and then go back again with a more precise intent. Like I said, it’s odd but it works for me. Until I get the precise painting done, it looks a little crazy…like the photo below.

And just so there is a record of this, I would like to nominate Trent to paint the stairwell! I’m putting it off until the very end…because I really don’t want to do it.

We have received another gift from one of you…and we are grateful! It is so kind and thoughtful and we will (maybe already have) inhale these Swedish Fish!

As always, thank you for following along and have a wonderful week!



  • March 21, 2017 Reply

    Terrie Foster

    Thank you for sharing your journey. I look forward to each update. ……this home will be beautiful!

  • March 21, 2017 Reply


    So much fun to follow you…and learn some new techniques!

  • March 21, 2017 Reply

    Michael Lannoo

    The painting is coming along good and it seems that the cut-in’s are the most difficult of all. I am sure that you both will design something safe to work from on the stairwell. Be safe and enjoy your treats…..

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