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.
We got all of our painting supplies (besides the actual paint) at our local Restore.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I installed the ceiling fan in the mean time (and there is a story all in itself).
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.