The trim and ceiling paint are done! Everything is painted out in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, and I love how bright and clean it feels now. All that is really left in here is to run the hardwood through the hallway- which we hope to get to soon, but I’m not sure when it will happen. We will then have just a bit of baseboard to install and touch up.
You may recall that I was debating over staining vs. painting the pine up here. I actually loved the plain pine too- but not with all of the other wood tones that were going on in our home. In the end I decided to paint it Simply White.
Visually it makes sense from the living room, and also keeps the hallway nice and bright. The ceiling drops to 8 ft in the hallway (which was the original rear entry to the old farmhouse) but the ceiling still feels high with the bright white, and more unified with our addition- as it has the same ceiling treatment running through. We will also carry the pine into the kitchen and dining area.
While I was busy painting, I also gave all the shiplap in the mudroom a fresh coat of Simply White, and touched up the door. It is painted in “Diplomat Blue” from Behr. I’m still not sure what color I’ll paint the drywall. I even thought it might be a fun spot for some wall paper… but who knows! I am just happy to have this space so close to finished and functional!!
Here is what we’ve changed so far:
- opened the wall between the kitchen and hall
- moved electrical
- framed in the reclaimed posts and beam casing
- opened the wall between the mudroom and hall
- framed in a laundry closet
- hung double doors
- removed a window
- framed in old window opening, mudded/taped drywall
- installed v-groove pine on the ceiling
- installed an old barn light
- installed custom trim
- caulking + wood filler on all trim
- paint! alllll the things.
It’s amazing how many jobs go into a “small” project- but it’s totally worth it! This area has felt like a construction zone for years- so I am feeling pretty pumped about all the progress we have made. Not to mention I got all of the baby blankies and clothes washed and put away- set up the dresser in our room and moved our youngest into her “big girl” bed.
Hope you have a lovely week,
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