The paint is done! The lights are installed. I love it. It is such a process righting the wrong of the brown paint, but can I just say how satisfying it is? Its like preforming an exorcism on a home, making it clean and pure and restoring it to its full potential. It literally took a week of me painting the entry way trim and walls, and a whole weekend with me and my husband painting the ceiling. (Lets be real, we are working/ going to school and have four kids to take care of. This would probably be done in a weekend total if you had no distractions.)
Let’s all hold hands in a show of support to witness what it was before. (Deep breath) Prepare yourself…
The brown just makes it feel choppy and segmented, and the strip of brown on the ceiling? Why tho? I don’t understand. The lighting circa 1979, original to the house. Questionable, at best.
I had a $500 budget to get this done.
Here is the process on a project like this. I can not emphasize this enough. Prep. Is. Life.
- Degloss or lightly sand the surface. We used this sander/deglosser to degloss the tray ceiling and trim. The best part about it is you don’t have to wipe down and clean the surface after.
- Have Hot Husband remove super classy smoked glass mirror from wet bar.
- Prime the Surface with Kilz or Zinsser. We love Zinsser.
- Paint the first coat. We used Dunn Edwards Aristoshield in White. This is where I had my mild freak out moment. It looked splotchy and uneven. Don’t stress. Keep going.
- Wait at least 12 hours before coat two.
- Paint coat two.
- Rejoice in how awesome it looks.
- Wait for it to dry.
- Hot Husband installs the new lights from overstock. He is amazing. Ladies and Gents, get yo’self a man who is handy.
Can I get an amen for these lights? I mean, at $107 a pop these can’t be beat.
Also the ceiling?!! I love some good mill work, and the while against the dark bronze iron lighting is helping me achieve that modern Spanish vibe.
This is Mila. Mila is hilarious. She is four and rules our household.
This is a little before and after. It looks SO much better, but still work to be done.
Next Up? Wet Bar and Half Bath cabinet painting.
My next exorcism awaits…