How I ended up with a pink ceiling and what helped me paint the ceiling in record time!
HANDy Paint Products provided product for this post. All opinions are my own.
You guys know I have a love affair with pink, but when I was planning this room design, I really thought I’d stay away from it in favor of a more “traditional” color palette. But somehow I ended up with a pink ceiling.
I’ve been planning to paint the ceilings in this room since we first moved in 3 years ago. They’re high- 12 feet- and I’ve always wanted to paint them something other than white. I kept debating the color, and somehow always came back to pink.
I hate painting ceilings, but it’s always worth it in the end! This time, I was lucky enough to partner with HANDy Paint Products and it was soooo much quicker and easier! I wrapped up this project in less than 3 hours! Woot!
What I loved about the paint tray is that it is so much more substantial than our old rusty metal one, so I didn’t have to worry about it getting scooched around if one of the boys, or heaven forbid, the cat, came tearing through the room. Plus, the handles on each side made it super easy to pick up and move around the room. The liner was great- it let me load just the right amount of paint on the roller- then I just threw it away when I was done.
The best thing about the paint pail was the handle! So much easier to carry around, and softer on my hand!
You know you’re a DIY’er when you take hand selfies holding a paint pail instead of a coffee cup like all the cool kids.
Seriously the handle helped so much, especially when I was having to hold it while standing on the top step of the pitiful 6 foot ladder I was using. Plus the magnetic strip brush holder- genius!
Here’s what it looked like mid-way:
It’s Bunny Ears by Valspar.
I was so excited that I actually posted to Instagram about it! I’m not known for my social media skills.
I painted the crown molding pink as well. I’ve always liked that look in a room and did the same thing in our master bedroom.
Here’s what it looks like now!
Geez, that ceiling fan is embarrassing. Please avert your eyes from the dust- we leave it on all summer and I always forget how dusty it is when we finally turn it off when it cools down. Meant to clean it after I painted but I forgot!
I didn’t get as far with my other projects as I wanted to. Truth be told the pink ceiling is making me rethink the other wall colors a bit. As of now I’m still not 100% sure what they will be!
I am still planning to do the wainscoting, and I think the Pro Pail will be a huge help painting that! In fact I’m kind of excited to get started with it!
I also rearranged the room a bit to figure out a better furniture arrangement- and realized there is just no way I will be able to fit my grandmother’s chair in there. Boo. I am also reconsidering replacing the existing rug- I think I might try to use it if I can.
I still have quite the project list:
- paint the walls
- wainscoting for the lower portion of 3 walls, but I’m going up the fireplace wall all the way
paint the ceiling
- build in the nook
- figure out an art arrangement once and for all (gallery wall?)
- change out the rug
- update the ceiling fan
paint a chair that was my grandmother’s and is upholstered in orange fabric.
- change the curtains
- update the throw pillows
- reupholster the ottoman
Be sure to check out the rest of the One Room Challenge posts! So much to see- I’m already amazed at the designs!
Edit: check out the after of this room– the pink ceiling looks pretty fabulous!