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Everything looks better with a coat of paint


The trouble with me learning about the joys of paint is that now every project takes three times as long. Gotta lay down some primer and then pretty colors before Mark can start putting it all together.

I'm attempting to keep the obsession in check, though. For example, I didn't paint the underside of the upcoming sofa loft...although I really did think about it.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I would paint the underside because it adds a protective element against the 'elements'. I understand that no one will see it; but I believe that projects will last longer. Thank you for sharing your stories. I learn so much and stay motivated with my own efforts. Blessings.
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