On February 13th I started the prep work to paint our family room. I have disliked the paneled walls for many years and we have gone back and forth on what to do. Finally I thought I would try my hand at painting the walls and if it did now work out, well. . .we would have had to hire someone to "fix-the-mess"! We all agree that the end results are better than we could have imagined. Having painted the walls brightens the room and makes it look larger. My living room is huge, but we hardly ever use it, in fact we never use it! I wish the family room had been bigger, but it works well for us now.
I used a Benjamin Moore bisque white which is a shade lighter than the sofa. I once upon a time had a red/white/blue kitchen so things I used in there found their way in the family room. Some time down the road I want to get a new reclining chair and will slowly phase out the red/white and blue in here. ( I hope my husband did not read that!) Just a minor tweaking, hey I saved over $400.00 painting this room myself!
I finished up on February 16th and I am happy this project is almost finished. I have to finish the baseboard trim and pull up the cords for my computer to get them out of site. Painting a room is not really the difficult part, it is taking everything out of the room so you can start the project and then putting it all back!