Each room in the house requires multiple steps. Some of the most exciting steps come last.
Here’s typically what that looks like:
1. scrape popcorn off ceiling
2. sand trim and windows
3. Clean all walls, trim & ceiling
4. remove all doors
5. prime trim and windows (x2)
6. caulk cracks in trim and windows
7. paint trim and windows (x2)
8. prime ceiling
9. paint ceiling
10. prime walls (sometimes we skip this)
11. cut in with paint on ceiling, trim, light fixtures etc (x2)
12. paint walls (x2)
13. Re-attach doors after painting & replacing hardware
14. rip out floor, remove baseboards
15. prep floor
16. lay floor
17. Re-attach baseboards after painting
Are you tired yet?
By the time I get to paint a wall (step 12), I feel like I just climbed a freaking mountain. It’s rewarding.
In the past week or two I’ve gotten to finally put Sherwin William’s “Repose Gray” on the walls. This is the main color of our house, and I love it as much as I thought I would.
Here it is in the kitchen:
Dining room (which is prepped for board and batten Eeeee!!)
The ceiling in here was a nightmare, and the picture makes it look a lot better than it actually is. The trim turned out beautiful though!
Entry. The door you see is to the basement. Also notice that crazy spoon chandelier that we still haven’t replaced.
Base boards don’t come off to be painted untill we are ready to remove the floors.
Here’s the front doors in the entry:
The front room to the right is what the entry used to look like -peach walls and dark trim.
I finished painting the living room (Sherwin William’s “Alabaster”) after leaving it primed for forever. I know this will be my favorite room in the house once the wood floors go in.
These walls were previously dark wood.
It was a delicate process to paint the ceilings in here without getting any paint on the beams. I trimmed each of these with paint 3 separate times.
I wanted a fun laundry room…and the color is BRIGHT. A little brighter than I anticipated (and even how it photographed), as I thought it would be a lot more muted. Nope. I think I’ll really like it after new floors and the washer and dryer are in.
I’m working on a project that I’ve been dreading…painting the tall hall ceiling. The pic shown is before I delicately trimmed the ceilings/wall on a giant ladder. I got frustrated and quit before I finished, so I guess I’ll try again tomorrow.
Trent and his dad have done an awesome job in the master bathroom. We decided to tile this whole wall, which I’m excited about!
The deck looked pretty scary when we bought the house…kind of like black mold lol. It was just moss though, and got SUPER slick when it rained. Gracie Belle was sliding all over the place haha!!
Trent gave it a good power wash -I couldn’t believe how great it looked afterwards.
Gracie has been a nightmare, per usual, and has recently learned to open the kitchen trash can lid. I don’t know how. She has her sweet moments though, like this one. Sleeping like a little human.
Entry way, kitchen, dining room & hall color: Sherwin William’s “Repose Gray”
Living Room color: Sherwin William’s “Alabaster”
Laundry Room color: Sherwin William’s “Wedgewood Gray”
Trim color: Sherwin William’s “Alabaster”
Door color: Sherwin William’s “Urbane Bronze”
Master bath shower floor tile: Amazon
Master bath wall tile: Home Depot (not online, but available in store)