Boring but Necessary

When living in an all white house, there is nothing more unsatisfying than painting more white, but that is just what I have been up to.  You see, all of the ceilings are semi-gloss white–the same paint that is also on the walls and trim.  I am a big fan of a super flat finish “Ceiling White,” so away I went with painting white over white.


If you look closely, you can see the old shiny white on the right and the line of flat white on the left.  It took 2 coats to cover the semi-gloss.


I’m always amazed at how white can appear white until it is put next to an even whiter white which then proceeds to make the first white look dirty.  I think I need to go back and edit that last sentence to include about 5 more variations on white!


I painted our recessed “eyeball” lights white too so that they would blend into the ceiling better.


I promise that my next post will a bit more dramatic and a little less…white.

Paint It Black

Just about everything in our new house is white.  White walls, white ceilings, white trim, white floors.  Slowhand says it is like “living in a marshmallow.”  Mmmmm…squishy.

One of the first things I did to fix the white situation was to paint all of the interior doors black.  In order to properly experience the remainder of this post, get the video below going really loud, continue reading, and belt out “WHITE!!!” anytime Mick says “red”).


Yup.  I had to paint 12 doors with that song stuck in my head.  2 sides.  2 coats on each side.  By hand with a brush.   I sang that song for about a week.   Anyways, here are some shots of what they looked like before:




Totally marshmallowy, right?  I initially took a few of the doors off of the hinges to paint because I thought it would be easier:

20140813_145724_resizedTurns out, it was best for me just to leave them on the hinges.  I’m kind of a crazy painter in that I rarely drip paint in the floor or my surroundings, however, I personally tend to come out looking like a Jackson Pollock painting.


I think they look sexy now.  The doors–not my green mock crocs!

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I still need to paint the hallway and add rugs, new lighting, etc., but that’ll have to wait for a bit as I have somehow found myself knee deep in a kitchen remodel.  Yikes!  More on that soon…