Dining room mini makeover, painting the ceiling blue!

Dining room mini makeover, painting the ceiling blue!

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!

Dining room makeover with blue painted ceiling and gray walls. Simple and clean look to this coastal style dining room!

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? 




  1. I absolutely love the colour you went with. I was thinking I had never seen a ceiling any colour except white then looked up and noticed mine is the same beige colour as my walls. Shows how much I pay attention to ceilings.

  2. I really like the new colour. I would actually use this colour in my future house 🙂

  3. I’m looking forward to seeing your completed room. I tend to always buy too much paint because I hate to give out in the middle of a job. Looking good!

  4. robin masshole mommy says:

    That is a really pretty color! I have only ever seen white ceilings, so I am loving the pop of color here.

  5. Not sure why it is named mountain dew, since I immediately think of the drink. Looks like a really pretty color you have chosen.

    • Dale Burmeister says:

      Really and it is not even close to the bright neon green of mountain dew. I am surprised that name is even a choice because of the chance of a lawsuit.

  6. I’ve wanted to paint ceilings in my house but I’ve been too chicken to do it! I really love that soothing color you chose. It really is similar to the color of actual dew in mountain fields <3

  7. The blue color you chose looks very pretty. I can’t wait to see the finished project! Looks awesome, so far! 🙂

  8. I love the look of a painted ceiling, we have the popcorn stipple (I think that’s what it’s called) and we would have to hire someone to take it off if we wanted to paint.
    I love the colours you chose…so pretty!

  9. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I love your home! What a beautiful color to put on the ceiling. I never would have thought to do that!

  10. We painted the ceiling in our workout room a yellow color – and it was a lot of trial and error. I really wish I’d had this blog post about a year ago! This looks great!

  11. The colors are perfect! I’ve never painted the ceilings anything but white. Would be interesting to try another color! Thanks for sharing your updates!

  12. You did a fantastic job. Truth be told, we had a whole summer and fall of makeovers here and I am so glad it is done. Enough with workers coming in and out LOL. This result you have is lovely.

  13. I’ve never painted a ceiling but I love blue in my house. It’s so calming

  14. I’m liking the color you decided to go with. I think your dining room is going to look so pretty!

  15. I have never given much thought to what color my ceiling was but after looking through your pictures and reading your post, I think I would also need a ceiling make-over. Your choice of color is nice!

  16. Wow, you are awesome! I’d love do the things that you just have done. It’s so cool and adding a unique touch.

  17. I really like the new colors! It’s the perfect farmhouse dining room!

  18. Can’t wait to see the finish results. I am loving how it looks now and your choice of colors are just so gorgeous. Your kitchen would look absolutely gorgeous 🙂

  19. I really like the new colors, we need to paint soon. It’s great that you let the kids in on the action, I think even if they can’t really paint neatly it’s wonderful to encourage them to help out.

  20. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I love doing mini makeovers just for a change. Sometimes painting a ceiling can make a room look so much better. This looks really good this color. Thanks for sharing the mini makeover.

  21. Very cool idea and I am in LOVE with that light fixture1

  22. You’re so right about the large amount of mess. We’re going through that now. The end result is worth it!

  23. I love the color and your did a wonderful job on the makeover!!

  24. That’s really looking good. I love the color your picked. Our ceilings are white throughout. My husband painted them last. He said it was a real pain.

  25. You are off to a great start. I really like the color you went with. I can’t wait to see the final result.

  26. I love your blue ceiling! I would never have thought to do that. I love it!!

  27. When we first bought our second home, the ceiling was blue, I thought it was beautiful. We repainted it white though.

  28. Ooh I love a good blue ceiling!! Can’t wait to see the reveal.

  29. I haven’t painted a ceiling in a while, I think you may have inspired me to do so : ) great colors, looks good!

  30. I definitely love the color of your dining room. I can’t wait to get mine remodeled.

  31. I adore painted ceilings but hate the process of painting them! I love the color you chose.

  32. I love it! Painting the ceiling a color other than white is great. When my daughter was much younger she wanted her room pink. We’re talking pepto pink! There was no way that color of pink would look good on her walls. And the way her room is configured none of her walls would make a great accent wall. So we painted her ceiling pepto pink! With the overhead light on her room has a nice soft glow. Happy painting and can’t wait for the finally reveal!

  33. I have a very similar shade of blue in my kitchen! Great choice

  34. I love where this is going! I painted my first ceiling for last spring’s ORC, a navy blue in my daughter’s room and I love how it turned out!

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