The second day of our Trading Spaces-style kitchen makeover was a rewarding one, although not very flashy. Basically a lot of priming and painting but not a lot of finish work that would make for good eye candy yet. Just a lot of painting action shots...
What we do have is more fun gadgets we've found helpful (or at least neat!)...
First off, Jeannie's dad picked up some spackle that changes color to indicate when it's ready for painting.
It starts off pink, but as you can see the outer edges that have dried in this photo turn a normal white.
Second, Jeannie's new found love is this paint edger (also brought by her dad).
Paint is applied by replaceable pads, and little roller wheels allow you to apply paint right up to any hard edge without risk of getting paint on the other surface...as long as you don't get paint on the wheels, that is. ;-)
It's been perfect when trying to use two different colors like we are between the walls (SW's Cafe Au Lait) and the trim (a creamy white Jeannie found and had SW do as a custom color).
By the end of the day we'd primed everything with Kilz, and gotten a first coat on most of the room. We've got a lot to accomplish on the final day of our three-day makeover, but we're within striking distance of getting everything done that we wanted to.