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  1. Gwen C
    August 18, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    I just found your blog and I have to say I. LOVE. YOU. I’m not sure but I think we must be related somehow. It’s all about the controlling, OCD, I want it like I want it characteristics that we share. You are HIL-LAR-I -OUS and your blog is delightful. Oh yeah I love Craigslist too!!


  2. Margaret
    June 9, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

    Looks like the previous owners wreaked all kinds of havoc with cans of spray paint!


  3. Amanda
    April 30, 2016 @ 9:49 pm

    I feel your pain. We bought a stone cottage fixer two years ago. It was built in 1930 and still had the original floors, trim, and huge sink (well, actually, I think the sink was 1945-ish. It was originally part of a custom steel kitchen.). Unfortunately, the previous owners painted all of the massive trim with a poo brown, high gloss, exterior paint (They painted the exterior trim the same color. It’s just *gorgeous* against the local Arkansas stone. Sarcasm strongly implied here…..). I’ve spent the last two years trying to turn this trim white, and I’m only about half-way done……..


  4. Kate
    March 8, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Hee hee! I feel your pain. When I bought my house a few years ago, every single color of the rainbow was represented inside. One of the bedrooms was painted not one but two hideous shades of obnoxiously bright yellow. I, too, always marveled at how much consideration must have gone into choosing what amounted to 13 different paint colors…yet the leaking bulkhead which resulted in a giant puddle in the basement every time it rained was apparently something the previous owners easily overlooked. I fixed the bulkhead in a weekend, which was way less time than it took to paint every room.


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