Those close to me know that my home is totally stressed me out. I moved to San Francisco on February 2nd and almost three months later, I still feel like I'm camping out. Not an easy thing on the psychology of a home perfections. But this weekend, I feel like I made leaps and bounds on progress. It's amazing what paint will do to make your home feel that much closer to 'finished.'
This is a second bedroom, which I'm converting into a dining room since I'll be entertaining more than I'll be having out of town guests. I know I wanted a dark and dramatic space and the moment I tested Benjamin Moore's Chelsea Gray, I knew I'd found the one!
One room pretty much takes one day, so before starting, I made sure I was mentally prepared for all the work. So I got into my scrubby paint clothes, opened the windows, put on my favorite music, and poured myself a nice beverage.
When painting a room, you always want to start by using painters tape to outline all the areas you don't want paint on. Then begin with the ceiling, making your way down the wall, and finally finishing with the trim and moldings. This will ensure gravity is working with you, not against you.
I went back on forth whether or not to paint the ceiling, but finally decided I wanted that drama and went for it. It actually makes the ceiling look taller and creates the effect of being enveloped in warmth.
And voila! My beautiful new dining room! I cannot wait to get my furniture in here and a beautiful big brass chandelier. In the meantime, I'm off to paint the bedroom in a delicious pink!