I thought it would be fun to share some information and tips about the tools and supplies I use for the different crafts I do. I have very diverse tastes when it comes to creating, and I've had so much trial and error with the tools I use, that it might be useful for me to share some of what I've learned.
Since I've been so busy working on my house lately, and, well, I figure that painting my house is a type of creative craft, I wanted to let you folks know about a nifty little tool I discovered recently, the Shur-Line paint edger.
It consists of a small spongy pad on a handle that you use to apply paint along trim or in a corner. The handle has little wheels that roll smoothly along the surface to help keep your paint aligned nicely. Below you can see how I load it with paint using a paintbrush.
In my bedroom, I decided to do a dark blue accent wall, which I hope to transform it into a dark blue mural background sometime soon. I cut in all the corners and trim of my studio using painters tape and an angled paintbrush, so I thought the same method would work for the bedroom.
I discovered after much frustration that getting a nice straight edge between the dark and light colors was darned near impossible. However, after some research, I found out about the paint edger tool. Below, you can see the difference the second pass with the Shur Line tool made. (I still need to do the same thing with the light blue color, to clean up that wall, but let's pretend we can't see that part, OK?)
I'm so much happier with the result now, and I'm newly inspired to paint accent walls in every room. Or, hey, why not accent walls on every wall! Oh, I'm going to have fun...