So, I'll share another of my recent OCD projects...
Our staircase was beaten up and painted white (at some point long, long ago). Now, I like white railing very much in the right setting, but these stairs are in a vaulted stark-white entryway, leaving the railing virtually invisible.
After a lot of playing with colors, I changed all that.
In general, when I paint I like to free-hand all of my trim. I learned years ago that using painter's tape just takes a lot of extra time and the edge never looks as clean. However, when I'm painting in tough corners, or in patterns which require meticulous lines (like stripes on a wall), I reluctantly pull out the blue rolls of sin. It's a love/hate thing. It seems no matter how careful I am, when I go to pull the tape off, I find drips and bleeds.
This is an OCD nightmare. Especially if I've mixed my own colors, as I did here, and have limited quantity of paint for touch-ups. I hover over these lines for hours with my magnifying glass and that familiar lump of anxiety in my chest. But, eventually, I remember that sometimes you just have to step away from the project
In the end, I make my peace with the madness,
and it all works out...
And, just in time for fall!