I've lived in this cute apartment for a year and a half. It has frame moldings on the walls, but everything is white. I told myself that this summer I would try to do some painting.
After loving the Whitsunday Islands, I decided to use that vivid aqua as my main color. I had been thinking about a yellow and a red for trims, but they didn't seem quite right when I played with the preview tool online.
This afternoon I returned to Home Depot (I'd been there, scouting, a couple times before) and bought paint (a pretty near match to the color above, named Mermaid Treasure) and supplies!
So here is what I need to do, in order. [New teachers, this is what educrats call a narrative procedure; you will see it on your standards lists! :)]
First, take down fairy lights and other things on the walls--DONE
Second, move furniture away from walls--DONE!
Tape the edges of the frames (god, that's going to take forever)--DONE!!!!!
Fill and sand nail holes--DONE!
As well as look for and sand any random rough/sticky-out bits.--DONE!
Be sure to wash the walls-they're dusty!--DONE!
Before opening the paint, put down drop cloths--Easy done
Carefully and tediously cut in edges of all frames (also going to take forever)(but I'm really good at it)--DONE!
Finally, paint inside frames with rollers!--ALL DONE!! WOO!!
Stand back, tilt my head, think about whether I should use another color for trim
And of course, take pictures at every stage. Naturally.
Wish me luck, folks. I'll try to update as I progress through my long list.