Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New House News: Primer Time

Hey everyone! So who else is absolutely exhausted? This whole trying to work and getting ready to move is seriously draining. If you're familiar with me and my blog & videos, you know I anchor a morning newscast- so I'm waking up at 1:30 a.m. and going to bed at around 6:30 pm. I haven't been quite so successful with that this week... I was painting well past my bedtime last night, so any amount of perkiness on the show this morning was coffee-induced! I don't see things changing anytime soon. Okay... that concludes the complaining section of this blog!


Yesterday Tyler and I got the entry way and the future home of Beauty Broadcast ready for paint! While you'd think primer would be the first step- you have to make sure the walls are smooth, clean, and that the borders are all taped up so you don't wind up with a messy paint job! So here you see Tyler doing some sanding... we have these open arches on either side of the entry way that let you peek into the next room. He's standing in the dining room, and the opposite side opens up to a hallway. Currently it's green, but we'll be priming it and painting it light yellow.
Meet my new friend, Frog Tape! This is what I've been carefully putting on the borders so the paint will stay neat. What are all those lime green stripes in the background? Oh, that's Frog Tape baby!
I've gotten quite speedy with the frog tape! If you follow me on Twitter, you'll notice that even super tall Tyler needed a step stool to finish the job.

The picture below is the room that will become Beauty Broadcast! We've laid down some canvas since this is the first room we're going to paint! Ultimately, it's going to be a pretty berry-pink shade.

We had to buy so many tools! Buckets for paint, rollers, extenders, little paint brushes... and of course the paint and primer.

The primer goes on in sort of a periwinkle blue shade. I actually kind of like it! We had to make sure we got it in every nook and cranny. We were about a third of the way done in this picture, but now it's complete and ready to be pink!
Hope you enjoy my blog journal of the house progress! Today right after work I did some more frog taping and we ordered a leather sectional couch! Seems like there's something new to buy everyday! yikes :o Have a great day!
Emily

29 comments:

  1. I love following your blog! This is fun to watch and I love seeing it all come together! Great job!

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  2. Love the house updates! It's fun to see everything coming along! Good luck :)

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  3. Great watching the house come together Emily !! Look forward to updates as you go.

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  4. I love the house updates too, I like house remolding and decorating stuff so this is fun for me! Hopefully you can get more rest, good luck with everything!

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  5. Your skills in makeup (moisturizing, priming....will pay off greatly in your new house. Looks beautiful.

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  6. OOHHHH! Looks like fun! you'll have to update us on the frog tape! I'm curious if it's as good as the commercials say it is! Does it really stop the paint bleeding?

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  7. Thanks for sharing! It's fun to watch the progress!

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  8. Looking good and I can't wait to see the finished look!

    Liesl :)

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  9. So happy for you and your husband on this new phase in your life. It's very exhausting and exciting moving into your first house. I wish you guys the best with everything

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  10. I love hearing all the new house news. My husband & I bought a town house about 4 years ago and are currently looking to sell it so I know what you are going through. Let us all know how well the Frog Tape works...I want to try it. Really looking forward to seeing the new Beauty Broadcast room as well!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your moving/renovation adventures with us! I love seeing how the house is progressing!

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  12. I´m loving your news about your house! It is sooo fun! keep up telling us about this great adventure! : )

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  13. its great to see the house in progress...Tyler is so tall...you guys just need a basic step stool n not a ladder....just kiddin dear...no offence..

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  14. Thanks for sharing sweetie :) Good luck

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  15. Hang in there! It will all be worth it in the end :) Good luck with everything!

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  16. Love the house updates! It's fun to see everything coming along! DH and I are moving too. Boxes everywhere.

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  17. 成功多屬於那些很快做出決定,卻又不輕易變更的人。而失敗也經常屬於那些很難做出決定,卻又經常變更的人

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  20. hy :) i am watching you an your you tube channel and also on your blog.you are amayzing :* by the way things are looking great can't wait to see the finished look..i also started a blog...it has only 2 days but i woult really love to hear your oppinion about it... it has a translator on the bottom of the page. http://despreingrijiremakeupsinunumai.blogspot.com kisses

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  21. Hi Emily! Are you ok? We are looking forward for more house updates! rsrs! You could share with us the way you organize your beauty products (and wich ones)in your bathroom. Hope ur doing ok! ; )

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  22. My hubs and I just painted our master bedroom and I have to say, I was so excited to try the Frog Tape and was not impressed. Our cheap blue tape worked better! Have fun getting the new house all ready!! :)

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