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If you give a girl some primer…

by | Feb 28, 2010 | Decorating Inspiration, Details | 53 comments

If you give a girl some primer...

If you give a girl some primer...

If you give a girl some primer...

somebody stop me.


  1. em

    HaHa!! Looks like my house!!

    • Melissa

      LOL. Yes you are.

  2. Kelley

    One word of advice…keep up with where you primed. I’ve lived here 11 years and recently found a door jam with only primer! Have fun
    .-= Kelley´s last blog ..Taco Lasagna- a family favorite =-.

  3. Mary Joy

    You remind me so much of me!!! LOL I did the exact same thing when I owned my own townhouse. LOL Once I get started with paint I get so excited that I can’t stop. I am very happy for you. So what colors did you pick for the door and the cabinet? Can’t wait to hear more.
    .-= Mary Joy @ Life Interrupted´s last blog ..My Italian Salsa~~ The real reason Will proposed to me… =-.

  4. Gina

    I can totally relate. I am the same way but with a can of spray paint.
    I enjoy reading your blog!
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..An Adventure of Perseverance =-.

  5. Mary Jean

    You are just fearless!! Rock on!

  6. Tammy

    LOVE this! It brought a smile to my face and got me laughing even though I am exhausted right now. Can’t wait to see the finished product. What colors??


  7. Victoria

    Excited to see what your up to…keep painting on! :)

    .-= Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria´s last blog ..Sheer Bliss… =-.

  8. pam rosenberg

    Haha. I can so relate to this. My husband tells everyone to cover something up or I will paint it. :0
    .-= pam rosenberg´s last blog ..Eye Candy from Blogland =-.

  9. Susan

    Sorry, can’t help. I’m the same way with a can of trim paint. Keep it going…good fun!

  10. Becky K.

    Oh, you are so committed now! Love it!
    I especially love that all of that work to be completed is at your home,
    not mine. But then you’ll have the benefit of the beautiful results.

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..Family…We are So Blessed! =-.

  11. Janell Beals

    Ha! Looking good!! Show us the laters when you get the mantel and door done, what a great start!! Janell

  12. Brandie

    Step awaaaaay from the primer. Right after you are done priming everything in site. :) In the meantime, feel free to come paint my baseboards (which are primed) installed with our new flooring… 7 MONTHS AGO. *sigh*

  13. Elizabeth

    I agree with Amy, we’re the wrong crowd to ask for help. My sister is only half joking (or maybe not at all) when she says the square footage on my home is shrinking from all the coats of paint. By her estimation we have lived here 11 years and each room has been at least 3 colours.
    .-= Elizabeth @ blue clear sky´s last blog ..A Halloween Throw Quilt in February! =-.

  14. Tracy

    Oh noooo! How fun! Don’t be like me tho and get too far ahead of yourself. I have three projects done to the point of requiring caulk and primer and paint. Hoping I can do some tag-team finishing and get them all done at once!
    Have fun, Melissa!
    .-= Tracy @ Comfort&Luxury´s last blog ..Cure for the Winter Blues =-.

  15. CTSB

    I’ve currently got skirting boards in my house that have only been primed. Since I’ve moved in I haven’t had a chance to paint them yet :( . It gets much harder when you have to move furniture.
    .-= CTSB´s last blog ..Inspiration: White Floorboards =-.

  16. Tara

    can’t wait to see all the finished projects…you’ve been busy!

  17. Montye

    Too funny. I do the same thing with paint… hate to waste it, so I go around and find furniture to paint. Just primed our dining room yesterday…used that new Eco Friendly Primer…thought it worked great. Which one do you use?

  18. donna

    Are you talking to me? Me who woke up in the living room? Yes me who decided to put down a floor yesterday and now need to paint it. Yes No I can’t help you……………. Its a race to the finish……………..<3 <3

  19. Gayle

    I’ll take any leftover energy. I am told it is the launch that is hard then you get to moving it’s a breeze . I am trying to launch myself into several paint jobs. So far it hasn’t worked.
    .-= Gayle´s last blog ..Lion or Lamb? =-.

  20. Astrid

    I’ll be doing some of that as soon as it warms up around here!

  21. Richella

    . . . she’s going to ask for a glass of milk. Or a cup of coffee. Or something.

    But you know we’re not going to stop you. . . we want to see what you do!
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..A welcoming space =-.

  22. Vee

    You’re fearless! I would’ve stopped at photo two. We will see the results one fine day and know that you made the right choices…I’m pretty confident of that…sort of…hope so!
    .-= Vee´s last blog ..My "Flea Market Style" Story =-.

  23. Megan

    Ooh! Haha, thats great! I’m sure they will all turn out better than they started :)

  24. sharon

    Can’t wait to see how they turn out!:)


  25. Annelise Wilcox

    I can prime with the best of them, it’s the cut in work I don’t love. From primer to end result of color, that is the best. Prime away!
    .-= Annelise Wilcox´s last blog ..Are You Pillow Person? If So, Where to Place Them? =-.

  26. The Virginia House

    You’re so funny. I got out a can of white paint yesterday to paint ONE thing and started wiping white paint on everything!

  27. Whitney R.

    That is hilarious! I did that to my house a month ago. My husband just grins.
    Feels good though- you know you are halfway there to a beautiful new look!

  28. Staci

    New to your site, but I’m already in love. Can’t wait to browse around this afternoon!
    .-= Staci´s last blog ..New Blog List =-.

  29. rachel

    hilarious! just don’t burn out before you finish… i still have MILES of trim that’s primed & waiting for paint. as soon as i wipe off the dust & dog hair, i’ll get right on that… : )
    happy painting!
    .-= rachel´s last blog ..honestly… =-.

  30. Lena

    lol….go for it!

  31. Thirkellgirl

    It looks like my house!

  32. Rachel

    I love it! I can’t wait to see how everything turns out. Sometime soon, I will be priming the massive amounts of oak trim in my house. I can’t wait!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..What’s Grosser than Gross, 2.0 =-.

  33. Francis

    Hahhahha. I hear ya sister! It sure is addicting. We start to think of all the things we could use it on….it’s obsessive, I can relate!
    .-= Francis´s last blog ..Chef Knife Sets =-.

  34. Marla

    Oh Melissa!
    Please tell me we get to see the ‘Before’ & ‘After’ photos of the cabinet you started above in the second photo {pant, pant}…
    can you tell I luuuuuuvvv projects too?!;)

    How did you get up the nerve to START painting that beautiful wood piece? My DH would be having a coronary right now if he saw that!ROFL (~NOT about the coronary)

    I have a pine piece right now that is nearly screaming at me for paint… can’t ‘settle’ on a color (aqua, metallic bronze, black)…so I haven’t chose one yet!ACK!!! (trying to kick myself)



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