Day one - Finish painting the ceiling in our Bedroom!
When we decided to stain the floors we moved everything to the Kitchen/Family room (as seen here) we also decided since everything was out of the bedroom it was time to purchase our much longed for (and currently on sale!!) PAX wardrobes. This pic does not show our doors as they are now discontinued but more on those in a future post.
I started with the trim, top and bottom in Freshaire (which is NO VOC) semi gloss available at Home Depot. and quickly realized how dingy the ceiling looked next to my freshly painted trim. The good news is I already had bought the ceiling paint, also Freshaire from HD, as it was on sale for $8/gallon! The bad news is - when you are painting a ceiling with 2 huge wardrobes in the room and a ceiling fan still attached you are bound to have a few problems maneuvering. I decided I would put the wardrobes in the middle of the room and then paint the rest once I moved them to the wall. By the time I finished painting everything (as seen here) it was too dark to even see the ceiling so I decided to wait until morning. By morning I was so sore from painting the ceiling - anyone who has painted a ceiling knows exactly what I am talking about - so I decided to wait till the next day. Then the next day came and I was too lazy to get all the paint stuff out again...then the next day and the next. It is now over a month later and I still haven't painted the leftover patch on the ceiling...until today!
|Before - Dingy Beige :(|
|After - Nice and White!|
I realize the pictures came out a little dark but with the flash on it was a mess so this is the closest I could get to the true color tone. I am so delighted to tell you that all it took was 5 minutes of prep mainly to cover the bed with plastic, 5 minutes of painting, and 5 minutes of clean up to finish the long awaited completion of this project! 15 minutes and $0. I am checking this off the list and off to hunt out tomorrows project...
PS - Any ideas of what type of lighting I should put in the bedroom? We had a fan there but it was loud so we never used it. Also, E is VERY sensitive to drafts (kind of like an old lady :) ) so we were thinking of skipping the fan all together. Let me know what you think!!