Until now it has been the same dark beige as my walls. I never loved it, but I didn't realize how much I disliked it until I started painting it white.
At first, I only painted a small patch above the dining table, and it mostly just looked like a low-hanging cloud.
I wasn't sure white was a good idea. But I talked to some friends who had just painted their ceilings white, and decided to keep going.
As soon as I made it from one wall to the other, it improved drastically. So much more light reflects in my house now-it feels more open and much less, well, beige.
So I love how it's looking. The problem with this project, though, is that I can only paint after the kids are in bed.
And I don't know about any of you, but once we push through the hour-or-more-long process of getting these kiddos to bed, I'm generally exhausted. Painting for the next few hours is at the bottom of the list of things that sound appealing. I'd so much rather just take a bowl of ice cream down to the movie room to watch tv with Kent.
But, Kent has made a deal with me. If I do all the painting (by myself-he loathes painting), he'll let us get new carpet with the money we were planning on paying a professional painter.
I really want new carpet.
I've been painting for over two months now....this is probably going to take me another month to finish.
And then I'll move on to the walls. (Which I'm painting the color you see around my framed painting on the left--it's called Gray Beige by Valspar--it is the perfect warm gray. I wanted gray gray but with the lighting in this house, especially in the winter, it translated to feeling very cold.)
How long can it take?