Bedroom Painting and Molding

This project took place early November 2018. After texturing the ceiling (we went with the method here, which turned out great:

We level 5 mudded the walls, and went for two shades of gray/green to separate the chair rail.

Room with level five mudded walls and textured ceiling with a line diving the top half and bottom half of the wall, and an old ladder next to a corner that has been painted with green gray paint

We got all of our painting supplies (besides the actual paint) at our local Restore.

Room with level five mudded walls and textured ceiling with a line diving the top half and bottom half of the wall, and the top half has been painted with green gray paint

The paint was a Sherwin Williams scrub proof grade. And let me tell you, they are not joking. I was still trying to go for perfection at this time, and after painting the first coat, I found a tiny paint drip. So I got some sand paper and tried to go to town. I didn’t make it to town. In fact, I didn’t even get out of my driveway with this tiny imperfection. When Sherwin Williams say their paint is scrub proof, they mean nuclear bomb scrub proof. And in the end, the minor imperfection taught me that I don’t need to be focusing my time and mental energy on the little things anyway! No one will ever see that little imperfection and think “wow, that’s crap work” so why be so hard on myself?

a large unframed window set in a wall with the top half painted in a green gray paint, and the bottom half is painted in a dark green gray paint.

So I got the painting done in one day. With the two tone walls finished, the molding pre-painted and ready for install, we went ahead. We purchased our first pin nailers and air compressor, and installed some molding.

a large white framed window set in a wall with the top half painted in a green gray paint, and the bottom half is painted in a dark green gray paint.
An unfinished doorway set in a wall with the top half painted in a green gray paint, and the bottom half is painted in a dark green gray paint.  There is an unfinished room in the background
a corner on a wall with the top half painted in a green gray paint, and the bottom half is painted in a dark green gray paint with a white framed door way too the left and a white framed window to the right.  There is an unfinished room through the doorway in the background

And see that room with the small step stool? That would be our closet. Right before our Walnut built-ins. Yup! More to come on that.

a corner on a wall with a chair rail dividing the top half that is painted in a green gray paint, and the bottom half is painted in a dark green gray paint with a white framed door way too the left and a white framed window to the right.  There is an unfinished room through the doorway in the background

The doors, windows and chair rails were a piece of cake. Then came the freaking crown molding. I thought I was going to pull my hair out with this one! Turns out we had to set our horizontal angle to 21.????? And our vertical angle to 45. Took a little while to figure that one out! But we got it done.

A man on a ladder with a pin nail gun installing white crown molding in a room a with a chair rail dividing the top half that is painted in a green gray paint, and the bottom half is painted in a dark green gray paint with an unframed door way too the left. There is an unfinished room through the doorway in the background

I installed the ceiling fan in the mean time (and there is a story all in itself).

A finished room with a white textured ceiling with can lights and a black fan with tan wood colored arms and 3 lights. 
 The room has white crown molding in a room a with a chair rail dividing the top half that is painted in a green gray paint, and the bottom half is painted in a dark green gray paint with a framed door way to the left and right. There is an unfinished room through the doorway in the background.  The floor is raw plywood.

Now, there is still some puttying and touch up painting to do to finish up this project, but we’ve set that aside for the moment. I think this room is really coming along quite well!

What do you think?

With Love, Erika Nora.

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3 comments

  1. I love it! It’s amazing how much paint and trim can do for the look and feel of a room.
    I envy your nailer and air compressor. I’m still trying to convince my husband. 😊
    Natalie
    ThisHomemadeHome.com

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