As many of you already know, we gave in and hired painters, not only to do the exterior trim, but also to paint the baby's room, our bedroom, and the ceiling in the guest room. We could have done it, but after thinking about all the work that was required to prep the rooms we decided it would be a lot easier and faster to just have it done. You may recall the doors and trim in both bedrooms were stained wood. Everywhere else in the house the trim had been painted, but for some reason they didn't do two of the bedrooms. It required a lot of sanding and priming. Oh and don't forget to take a look at all the details in the windows that needed to be painted.
Without further ado - Get ready for picture overload!!
Here's how we last left things:
(I had such a hard time picking the "right" gray. To be honest, I'm not thrilled with the end result-but it will be just fine!)
And a little progress after day one:
After testing out four gray options, I made my decision. I figured better to go light than dark and we can always punch things up with some colorful accents or a colorful rug. The other decision we made was to go with a sort of two tone gray paint job. With the strange roofline in this room it's hard to distinguish between wall and ceiling. So the tapered walls and ceiling received a couple coats of gray paint as well, the regular version of the color we picked. The walls are actually 15% darker, but it's hard to tell. This was a great decision because I think it would have looked awkward with a ton of white paint going on...
And the finished product! I was hoping for a darker gray, but hey - it works and everything looks so much better painted! I love the trim painted in a crisp white! So much cleaner and more modern looking. The gray looks a little soft, but quite nice with the white dresser/changing table. Can't wait to get the rest of the room put together!