Hi guys, I am still here! I took a unplanned break last week, my home was hit with a head cold and it took its time with us. So I was on Mom duty last week. I am just dropping in to share some progress on the Dining room mini makeover, painting the ceiling blue!
I feel like I have been talking about this mini makeover for a while now, but sometimes that is how life is. Projects that should not take a long time seem to take too long. Life gets in the way sometimes. I also took a while to finalize the plans.
I shared the plans with you all, and then asked for opinions on the paint colors. I loved getting all of your thoughts on the plans and the options for paint colors. Of course this is my home, and I will choose what Dale and I like the best it is amazing to have some extra ideas. I do not know too many home decorating junkies in real life so I turn to my virtual crew (you) and get to talk paint colors!
I went with the lighter version of the initial turquoise color I tried. I loved the colors, but wanted the ceiling to be more subtle. This is the first time I am painting a ceiling anything other than white. I have to say, I am in love!
Here is the room right before it got painted. Nothing like a room prepped and ready to be painted! Now that my kids are older, they want in on the action too. Which is great, I love the tiny DIYer… however my kids are not old enough to paint neatly. They end up causing us more work in the end, but during the first coat of paint I always let them roll out a position of the paint. It is worth the extra work, my kids love taking part in decorating our home.
The joys of a DIY home! It takes a lot of mess to get to the pretty after. This is how my living room looked for two days. The dining room project should have taken one day, but we did not purchase enough paint. So a second trip the following day for more paint was needed. Take it from me, measure the wall space you are painting and then calculate it into square feet so you do not make my mistake. I wanted to get just enough paint and not have a ton leftover, and I did not have enough to finish the job the first time.
But, for better or worse I got the job done! My arms were screaming after painting two coats of paint on the ceiling, that is an awkward angle and I now have some serious muscles happening. Whoever said decorating is not a work out has never painted the ceiling. I am finishing up the crown molding that I am adding to this room, and then it will be time for reveal! I am loving this Dining room mini makeover, painting the ceiling blue! It has always been my plan to get into the smaller details of my home, adding crown molding, wood trim, and beams. The last frontier in my home is literally going up, up to the ceiling!
What do you think of a painted ceiling?