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Living Room Trim

I repainted all of the trim in our Living Room once again, but this time, after priming ALL the trim, we did it in latex. You know what was awesome? There is once again a difference between the trim colour and the wall colour. The trim, having yellowed, became the same colour as the wall. I didn’t realize HOW bad it was until I had completed the room. The downside? It became painfully obvious that the rest of the trim throughout the main floor needed redoing. So in the evenings when Oscar goes to bed, Aubrey watches the monitor and I put on my painting clothes and have been tackling little bits & pieces of the trim all week.


But, it’s really nice to know that it being done in Latex, it won’t yellow and I’ll never have to do it again. Ughhhh.

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    Lovely Little Nest
    September 21, 2010 at 1:27 am

    The trim looks great! And I love that pillow on your couch! Where is it from?

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    Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    September 21, 2010 at 1:49 am

    That seems like a big job! But it looks amazing!

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    Sara @ Russet Street Reno
    September 21, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Oil just sucks to paint with, there aren't too many reasons I would use it. The latex will be great!

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    September 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    It looks great! Wasn't it so much fun to paint all that quarter round? 😉 We just moved into a new house last year and they put the molding down before it was painted… so I'm slowly working on getting it done… a room at at time… still have the livingroom, office and master to do.

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    October 2, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I feel your pain! We just discovered the same 'yellow' problem in our house too. We painted all the woodwork downstairs in oil and are presently renovating the upstairs which we will be painted in latex. We'll eventually repaint the downstairs too. Best of luck and have a happy weekend.

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