First I sanded and scraped off old paint drips from the trim. I used a utility knife to scrape off some kind of caulk that was in there and I used a nail set to hammer back in some protruding nails. I love this picture because you can actually see the color the wall is, the color the trim is, the color the wall used to be, and the color the trim used to be. Yikes.
I mean, I know, I KNOW, I'm supposed to get a sample and paint a small test area. Are you kidding me? Have I ever done that? Have I ever not regretted it? But hello, am I really going to increase the cost of the project 25% just to be sure I'll like the color when its done? Guess not. But seriously, the color's fine, and now at least I can't also see the past three colors the room has been.