If you give a girl some primer…

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. HaHa!! Looks like my house!!

  2. Yay! You go, girl!
    .-= Living With Lindsay´s last blog ..Are You Up for the Challenge (Again)? =-.

  3. You’re asking for help from the wrong crowd. We’re all enablers!
    .-= Amy at The Red Chair Blog´s last blog ..DIY Book Wreath Tutorial–My Lazy Variation =-.

  4. 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 =-.

  5. 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… =-.

  6. 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 =-.

  7. Oh Melissa, this post really made me laugh out LOUD!

    .-= Misti of Studio M Designs´s last blog ..Ballard Designs Love =-.

  8. My problem is that I always end up stopped at the primer stage and never finish the project!
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Sunday roundup: Home tour, color advice & more =-.

  9. You are just fearless!! Rock on!

  10. 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??


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

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

  12. 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 =-.

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

  14. Have a paint part! Primer is always more fun with friends!
    .-= The Magic Brush´s last blog ..One of my favorite furniture pieces in my home =-.

  15. 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! =-.

  16. Why would I stop you when I want you to come do MY house while you’re at it? : )
    .-= Heathahlee´s last blog ..Easter Tassels on the way! =-.

  17. Haha – cracks me up! I’m excited to see what you do with all those things though…
    .-= Molly @ thecreativemaven´s last blog ..A Front Porch Makeover: The Before =-.

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

  19. 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*

  20. 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! =-.

  21. Okay, you’re TOTALLY cracking me up now! Can’t wait to see some finished products here!!! : )
    .-= the BLAH BLAH BLAHger´s last blog ..A Beautiful Handmade Clutch =-.

  22. 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 =-.

  23. LOL!!!
    .-= Heidi´s last blog ..Blog Banners for Dummies =-.

  24. 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 =-.

  25. That’s great Melissa!!!
    Have fun :)
    .-= Stephaine @ Geezees´s last blog ..Canvas Unwrapped, Deployed in Iraq, Constance and Matthew’s Story =-.

  26. Ha! The comments cracked me up…enablers!

    Go girl…before you lose steam!
    .-= linda@LimeintheCoconut´s last blog ..Milo and the Big Butt chair… =-.

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

  28. 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?

  29. 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

  30. 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? =-.

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

  32. . . . 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 =-.

  33. i don’t believe for one second you don’t like to paint!

    look at you go!

    .-= Emily@remodelingthislife´s last blog ..Displaying Children’s Artwork and Photos =-.

  34. 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 =-.

  35. You go girl!
    .-= laurie miller´s last blog ..Simple Beauty =-.

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

  37. I’m “primed” for more!!
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Hand me that. =-.

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


  39. Annelise Wilcox says

    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? =-.

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

  41. Whitney R. says

    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!

  42. 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 =-.

  43. 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… =-.

  44. I would never stop you. I’m cheering you on!!! Go, Melissa! Yeah-HEH!!


    .-= ClassiclyAmber´s last blog ..Dreamy Creamy Bedrooms =-.

  45. lol….go for it!

  46. Thirkellgirl says

    It looks like my house!

  47. Creating a Peaceful Home says

    You’re just encouraging me to start another project… probably better finish the three I have already started first. Here is the proof that I do finish some of them… http://creatingapeacefulhome.blogspot.com/2010/03/vintage-desk-before-and-after.html.
    .-= Creating a Peaceful Home´s last blog ..Vintage Desk – Before and After =-.

  48. 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 =-.

  49. will look beautiful when you’re finished {+ seem to be having the same problem, but with gold leaf…}
    .-= {this is glamorous}´s last blog ..{hearts may get broken, love endures} =-.

  50. nah, it’s too fun to watch- and too exciting to see what you do.
    .-= gina´s last blog ..the bad, the good, and the ugly. =-.

  51. 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 =-.

  52. 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)


  1. […] a year now, and adding more more accessories, then I worked on a cabinet that I started way back here in another project frenzy, and I got started with a mirror I’ve wanted to work on for about […]

  2. […] might remember my primer whim incident … I just randomly started painting things assuming I was awesome enough to wing it. It became […]

Join the Conversation