Even if we're approaching this project in a really bizarre order, we know that our execution is top-quality. Robb and I have always made a great team, especially when it comes to painting.
But man-oh-man, this is tedious work. We could never afford to pay anyone to do this job, with the level of attention we're giving it.
Having said that, we've decided that "good enough" is good enough for the horrible wall behind our stove, for right now. We need to address the tangled mess of our stovepipe, and ultimately tear that entire wall apart. And we're not interested in prolonging the kitchen chaos, at the moment. We'll get the wall tidied up, and paint it blue. And then we'll research our options, and make this a project for another time.