Ode to Paint

Ode to Paint
I just spent the last half hour trying to write a poem about white paint, and how dearly I love it. I will spare you, but please know that I used the words ain’t, complaint and saint. How about a simple haiku instead:
Freed from cheesy oak,
builder grade cabs go bye-bye,
magic in a can.
 I think we should all write a haiku! Leave your own haiku in the comments, and my favorite one will win a prize! I’m serious! I don’t know what the prize is yet, but there will be one, I promise. 
 Check out this kitchen on Jessica’s blog Running with Scissors, where she gives the full run-down on how to paint your cabinets.



  1. August 4, 2010 / 7:19 PM

    love your haiku. mine’s specifically about white paint in the kitchen, ok? ahem.

    white kitchens: so in.
    watch out when you cook pasta-
    tomato sauce stains.

    ok, i don’t really know if it DOES stain, but i thought it was funny!

  2. August 4, 2010 / 7:30 PM

    so many projects.
    need more time, energy, cash.
    or just close my eyes.

    cleaning all carpets and painting a ton this week, along with parenting two small boys, has left me pooped!

  3. August 4, 2010 / 7:32 PM

    Hey Mary, can I use your Haiku too? *lol*

    All these painted cabinets are slowly convincing me I should do mine too. *Noooo!* 🙂

  4. August 4, 2010 / 7:56 PM

    Before and After, I love you so.
    The builder grade cabinets had to go.

    Just take off the knobs and start painting
    Then write about it on a blog while waiting.

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  6. August 4, 2010 / 8:26 PM

    Paint, fabric and fun
    Get ideas here all the time!
    Love Better After!

  7. August 4, 2010 / 9:09 PM

    Oak beware, white paint
    Snazzy, Jazzy, bright, and bold
    Bye, bye, boring oak

  8. August 4, 2010 / 9:36 PM

    Crying out for change.
    Always Better After paint.
    With white comes new life.

    Lord I could write a novel on the wonders of white paint…but I guess a haiku will do for now!

  9. August 5, 2010 / 12:30 AM

    Dark boring kitchens you better beware Ihave a new friend called white paint and I am ready and have no fear

    I will scrub you and paint you if it takes me all night
    then I will post you on Better After as new clean and bright

  10. August 5, 2010 / 1:45 AM

    Little old dresser
    In a boring baby room,
    I have not forgot.

  11. August 5, 2010 / 2:35 PM


    From dirty to clean,
    Making dingy become pure,
    White paint is heav’n sent!

  12. August 5, 2010 / 8:10 PM

    Sometimes things are just outdated,

    other times you wonder why they were ever created.

    Hardware stores complete me.

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