::done:: ceilings

After we finished our bedroom painting, we decided it made sense to tackle all of the ceilings on the main floor.
The ceilings had some major, as in Major, texture, so instead of being the cheapskate that I usually I am, I sprung
for the $9.96 roller at Lowe's that's specifically for high texture ceilings. It made a huge difference, and I would
definitely recommend it for any high texture areas. Chad also snuck one of those long handles for the rollers
into the cart, and that was another thing that made a big difference. We bought a 5 gallon container of the Olympic
Ceiling paint with no VOCs, in the off-the-shelf-standard-no-decision-making-color.

(Chad painting ceilings in the front room, and a late night finishd in the middle bedroom)

(sneak peak of the kitchen and those TURQUOISE ceilings! & ahhhh, the crisp white AFTER)

I like to paint the ceilings down the edge of the wall - that way you know there's good coverage in the corner while you're cutting in the wall color. If you're going to prime the walls anyway, it lessens the cutting in you'll have to do in the corner with the primer as you can just meet up. I figure white ceiling paint is approximately = to primer. We removed all of the air vents and ceiling lights, rather than trying to paint around any of it. We ended up doing two coats on all of our ceilings - I think that with that crazy thick roller, we could have gotten away with just one coat on any ceilings but ours. Unfortunately, the texture is soooo deep on our ceilings that we really had to do two.

This whole ceiling thing took soo much less time than the ceilings in our current house. Last time around, we had to scrap popcorn ceilings, re-texture, prime, and then paint. The painting only is so much better. YEA for white ceilings!


::new house:: bedroom

We started working in the front bedroom (same bedroom as the hole in the floor) and started working from top to bottom. First things first, ceiling paint. The walls actually weren't a bad color, but I'm a sucker for white ceilings. Plus, we didn't have the color for touch ups. Double plus, isn't it always fun to paint? We still had some paint in our garage from when we painted the ceilings in our current house, so we pulled that out for this room. There was just enough to cover one room. It's Aspen White from Kwal - we bought a 5 gallon bucket for the other house that just came pre-mixed. It was ther "recommended" ceiling paint. Done. The less decisions I have to make, the better.

And then we painted! It was actually pretty fun - usually Chad's doing the hard stuff while I do the painting, but this time he did the rolling while I did all of the cutting in. It's so much more enjoyable to do it when you're with someone! The color is really pretty, soft bluish color. I just love the way the white trim looks against the walls!

So far, for this room, we:
1. Painted the ceilings
2. Filled and patched all nail holes
3. Painted walls Valspar "Rain Puddle" in Flat Olympic non-VOC paint from Lowe's
4. Caulked baseboards
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