Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paint Part 2

With all the wood work taped off we sprayed the ceiling.  We painted it the same color as our wood work only in a flat sheen.  I love it.  It really helps it seem less like a basement.

We put the painted doors inside the closet and taped it up so we wouldn't get any wall color on them

We let the ceiling dry for 24 hours then taped it off

We then sprayed the walls and now we have this.
This brown paint smelled like chocolate when it was wet.  Probably just the power of suggestion but three different people walked into this room and commented on the smell.
 I can't wait to get stuff in these rooms.  If you are into subtle decor, these rooms aren't for you.  They are bold and fun.
 family room
someday we will add a chunky fireplace mantle
 We are going to add picture frame molding under the chair rail someday soon (hopefully)
 We are going to add small kitchenette here

I am super cheap. Sometimes I like to sugar coat it and say I am thrifty or frugal but lets be honest, I am cheap.  Because I am so cheap, I hate wasting money.  Good paint is dang expensive but there is a difference.  Cheap paint has less acrylic in the can.  As long as there is some acrylic in the paint they can call it acrylic paint.  Acrylic is what makes paint dry hard and therefore cleanable.  If you are going to repaint so often that your square footage is shrinking because of all the layers of paint it probably doesn't matter what paint or primer you use. But, if you want it to look good for a long time with out repainting every couple of years good paint is worth the investment. 

Carpet comes today. Yeah!