I’m no Michelangelo

But I’m pretty expert at painting ceilings.

Lets start from the beginning, shall we? Once upon a time I had this room and it was painted a color called band aid.
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Maybe it doesn’t seem that bad, but if you look closely you’ll notice there aren’t any windows in here. There is only a solar tube which surprisingly brings in a lot of light, just not enough for this color.
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When I started prepping for paint, I saw this….

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Yikes! Who thought that would ever be okay? I certainly preferred band aid over banana laffy taffy. Even though that’s my favorite flavor its NOT my favorite color in a windowless bedroom.

I chose a color called Talc from the Martha Stewart Colors at Home Depot. While I loved the color, I didn’t love the price. I didn’t know how much is was when I got it. I also noticed it is low VOC and I can’t wait for the day when ALL paints are low or no VOC. My future children aren’t going to have any idea what that was, and THAT is when I will feel old.
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Also, didn’t love the coverage. This is after 1 gallon of paint. I underestimated how dark the original color was so I had to make a 2nd run to Home Depot for another gallon. I shoulda primed!

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Just after that point I began doubting my commitment to that color. I knew from the start I would need to repaint the trim and doors, but seeing the new color go up against the old yellowed trim gave me serious concern so I painted part of the trim in the new color and every time I started hyperventilating that I’ve chosen the wrong color, I would look over at the new trim color and repeat to myself it was going to be okay.

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I also painted the ceiling, I thought the before color was so cold and the new color would look great with what I had planned for the ceiling.

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Then, I went a little CrayZay and started painting the doors.
So after saying all of that, it brings me down to this…
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Yup, that’s right! Its finished!
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The paint it still wet that’s why it looks uneven.
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I’m SO SO SO happy with it! I almost have it all decorated and the new light fixture up! Stick around to find out!

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2 responses to “I’m no Michelangelo

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