The House That Jill Renovated – Jill’s Little Helpers

Little Helper

Pictured on the left are four handy tools that are definite keepers. Of the four my favorite is the Wooster Shortcut paintbrush. With the short flexible handle I can paint accurate, steady lines along windows, doors, and baseboards. I didn’t have to use painters tape to keep the woodwork free of paint.

Scraping not scratching, the plastic razor blade is an indispensable tool for removing unwanted material from easily scratched surfaces such as silicone on an acrylic or fiberglass tub surround.

Two other products that have saved time and frustration when painting a cabinet door or craft project are Painter’s Pyramids and the mini roller. The triangle point has minimal contact with the project so when I painted one side of a door, I could immediately flip the door over to paint the other side.  And painting the edges was easy peasy.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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