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Guys! One of the very last builder’s beige rooms in my home is gone. I feel like there should be trumpets sounding and confetti flying. Are you celebrating like us?
The kitchen has been the bane of my existence since we repainted our common open spaces in Lindsay White. At the time, we didn’t paint the kitchen, because I wasn’t exactly sure what direction I wanted to take it. I had dreams of turquoise cabinets and an amazing backsplash, but those dreams required a lot of time, money and effort – none of which I had.
When I offered to host my sister’s baby shower at my house this summer, I knew that now was the time to get the kitchen under control. Luckily, the folks at FrogTape® brand painter’s tape must be on my same wave length, because I got an email asking if I could review their painters tape for a project. Boy, Howdy! Of course, I said yes!
We started by priming and painting the kitchen ceiling in Lindsay White. And by we, I mean Tom. I’m recovering from a leg fracture (hello, roller derby), and I didn’t want to try to stand on my toes to reach the ceiling with the roller. I did go ahead and start taping off the windows and wall trim while he was working, though, so we would be ready to paint the walls when the ceiling was dry.
I used two different types of Frog Tape. For the vast majority of our project, I used the green Multi-Surface type. It tears easily, so it was no big deal to tape a lot of trim quickly. When the ceiling was dry, we used the yellow Delicate Surfaces tape since it was freshly painted.
When we were ready to paint the walls, I painted right over the tape.
After two coats of paint (Peacock Blue), I peeled the tape off at a 45-degree angle. It gave me a nice line with no paint bleed. FrogTape is the only painting tape treated with painted PaintBlock Technology, which means it reactions with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a barrier against paint bleed. I hate when I have to go back and touch up lines with an artist paint brush, so this was great!
I wish I would have done a better job taping so that all of the old beige was covered, but you’ll never see this spot after I hang our window blinds up. It’s way more noticeable in the close up photos.
This is a bold color, right? Well, no worries. I only used it in 2 of the walls in my kitchen/breakfast room. The rest is Lindsay White. I also used this Peacock Blue in my Mary Blair Feature Wall and in the Playroom, both of which open to the kitchen. I need to figure out how to take a big panoramic shot of that for you guys to see.
In the meantime, here are some shots of the freshly painted breakfast area. I still have a few more decorating touches to add – like some sort of valence on the windows – but it is a huge change for us as is!
We used the yellow FrogTape for Delicate Surfaces tape on this transition from blue to white. Perfection!
I finally hung my cuckoo clock back up on the wall. It works, but it drives me crazy in the middle of the night so I’m leaving it unwound.
If you have a room that you are working on painting, give FrogTape a try. We were very happy with the results it helped us achieve!
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