Ceiling the deal

Welllll…we did it! We painted the ceiling in the living/dining room! And I feel like a big, dark grey weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Ahhh.

I can’t begin to tell you how much bigger and lighter the room feels. Pictures just don’t do it justice. The ceiling feels at least three feet higher than before. I can’t wait to do the rest of the house!!!!!

Sorta. :-\

Anyway, Aaron left town Wednesday morning for a work conference, so I got to work taping the ceilings and hand painting around all the edges. This was actually the hardest, most detail-oriented part and took me a solid four hours, at the end of which, it seemed little progress had been made.

A time lapse illustration:

Lula loves it when I flash the camera in her face.

Anyway, Aaron arrived home Friday while I was at work and managed to do the first coat before I got home! Then Saturday, we finished the job  together. High five for teamwork (though, teamwork is not displayed in these photos…someone’s gotta hold the camera!).

And now for the big reveal!  A before shot, to remind you of its dark, dankness:

AND AFTER:

Now, let’s all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

If you’re considering painting your own ceilings, we bought a five gallon bucket of flat ceiling white from Sherwin Williams. The technical color is “Alabaster.” According to Aaron, it’s recommended that you not use a bright white on ceilings. We’re hoping that the five gallons will last us the entirety of the house…but we’re not totally sure. So I’ll be sure to keep you posted on that.

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2 Responses to “Ceiling the deal”


  1. 1 nicole b. April 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Wow, that really DOES make a helluva difference. On Saturday, I took advantage of Sherwin Williams’ 40%-off deal. Soon, our living room will be “bluebell” or what I like to call “TOMS blue.” Thanks for the inspiration! xo.

    • 2 rosemaryonthetv April 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Yeah girl! That’s the color we’re planning on painting this room – light blue or a light blueish teal. It will probably be the next step!


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