Well THIS project certainly involved a lot of swearing. And a lot of primer.
Remember the hallway before? Good god.
Also, thank you K dog, for hilariously saying you liked it the way it was. Let me me assure you all that in person it was truly wretched. The most common reaction people had to it was to pet it and ask “WHAT is that?” Or to sneeze.
I scraped off as much paint as I could. Then I sanded the crap out of it with a rotary sander and 80 grit sand paper. Then I filled the holes and cracks with joint compound. Then I washed it with a scrubby sponge, water, and 409. Then I washed it some more. And then some more. And then I gave it two coast of Kilz primer, and painted it with two coasts of Valspar Signature Paint in Siamese Cat Flat Finish.
And I then I put seven trillion hollow wall anchors in the wall and hung all these pictures. And yes, I framed my thermostat.
Also, please note that Mr. E hates that E with a fiery passion, but I love it so much I have TWO.
Also, please note I don’t have a light switch cover, because I can’t find the one I want anywhere and I am so not paying nine dollars shipping for one, crazy online store of doom!
Also, this was the worst thing ever to try to take a picture of.
Also, at first I wasn’t sure about the color, it’s a VERY light gray. It’s the same color we painted our bedroom. Now I LOVE it. It feels very elegant and light, but doesn’t come off as just dirty white. I’m telling you, Martha won’t let you down.
And the walls are JUST SO SMOOTH.
Totally worth all the swearing and plaster dust.
Now I have to go pet it.
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