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Protecting Freshly Painted Walls

Whew! I spent the last few hours trying (again) to tweak the layout and design of my site a bit.  I know it keeps changing, but that’s just because I’m trying to find the format that works best for us all.  I’m not done, so if you’ve got any feedback – or if you happen to be a WordPress guru  who is willing to answer questions – please let me know!

With that in mind, I’m just going to share a quick and easy trick I figured out when I was putting my new studio together.  I hated how my desks had left scratches on the previous wall color, so when I was moving my desks back into place after painting the walls, I grabbed a glue gun and some felt.

After cutting the felt into strips, I hot-glued them along the back of my desk, and around any corners that were going to touch the walls on both sides.

So far it’s worked perfectly.  Despite my clumsy banging and knocking around, there’s no scratches on the wall.  Yet.

And that’s it.  A quick-n-easy fix for the furniture that bumps your walls.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  I’m looking forward to sharing a couple exciting things next week, including the start of “Rental Decorating 101,” a series of posts that I’ve been working hard to put together for all my fellow renters out there. If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to discuss, please let me know!  (borrowedabode {at}

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  • Reply Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons at 10:25 am

    Oh, wow! Jane that’s a really good idea!!!!!!

  • Reply Katie @ HunnyBee Blog at 10:26 am

    That is a great idea! It never fails, when we move the men scratch the walls with something!

  • Reply Sunny's Life in Rehab at 10:39 am

    Do you love how some of the best ideas are easy and cheap? Nice work, and I’ll remember this one.

  • Reply KCatGU at 4:45 pm

    RE: anything particular you’d like me to discuss
    Hi Jane, we are mortgage for our lil’ condo in Phoenix, but it has so many of the same problems that small rental places do. If you have any suggestions for alternative linen storage, I would love to hear them. Our once linen closet was turned into an exposed bookcase, which works wonderful for storing cookbooks and boardgames, but made our spare set of sheets homeless and the towels are folded on a wire rack above the master baths toilet. Ah not so beautiful.

  • Reply Kate at 9:12 am


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