2. Take a bedroom that the precious, previous owner painted *flesh.* (sorry about the blur; my arms ached from moving furniture).
3. Did I mention the previous owner stuck the wallpaper seams down with bathroom silicone caulk (UNDER the flesh-colored PAINT)? You know that shiny, bright, rubbery white stuff guaranteed to never come off and also repels paint? Yeah that's it in the photo below the tape. It was every 18 inches. *sigh* So, masking tape a line and texture above.
4. Be inspired by dried hydrangeas. Take down fan and super-cheap trim. Put up vintage chandelier with real Austrian crystals. Add wooden library panels and custom trim. Put in wide plank pine floors.
5. Paint woodwork hydrangea and the walls a coordinating coffee color. Don't bother with a comforter, wall art or permanent drapes -- it's just so you can live with it until....WHITE! Glorious Norwegian-inspired white!
6. Behr is my hero.
7. Low luster covers in one coat. It took maybe 30 minutes to paint.
8. The second gloss coat made my heart sing.
We painted the walls and ceiling "Mountain Gray" a stone-gray white. It's still curing (as is all the furniture I'm painting white). We haven't even put the chandelier plate back on the ceiling or plug covers on, but as things dry I'll post the progress if you'd like. Am I crazy for painting it ALL WHITE???