Farmhouse Living Room Paint Reveal
This article has been a long time in the making! Thank you for your patience! It’s been a challenge balancing all the other aspects of life this past month while trying to find time to paint at the farmhouse! But we finally got her done and I’m so excited to share the farmhouse living room paint reveal with y’all!
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Living Room Before
If you missed my previous article where I shared all the colors I had chosen for the farmhouse you can check that out HERE! But for the living room I chose Natural Choice for the walls. This will be the darkest “white” you’ll see in our home. I chose it because (at least for now ;)) I plan on leaving the windows in the living room naked! Aka I’m not going to put up any window treatments. I’m just so in love with the natural light in this room and want to really enjoy the gorgeous original window moldings! So I thought this color would help make sure the space feels cozy and comfy!
Living Room Trim, Wainscoting, and Ceiling Paint Color
Then for the trim, wainscoting, and ceiling I chose High Reflective White. Not gonna lie I was super nervous about this color. Why? I sampled several shades of white and didn’t find any that read true white to me. I discuss that a bit more in this article, but I only had a sample card of the High Reflective White not any actual paint to see on the trim etc. Reason being that Sherwin Williams doesn’t offer sample pots in this pre-mixed color and it only comes in their Emerald line, which without any discounts or coupons, runs right at $70/gal. Yikes right!? In the end I just went with my gut and I’m so glad I did! It’s the prettiest, purest true white eva!
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Before I even start painting I do a lot of prep work. I removed all previous window treatment hardware from the window molding, and nails and screw from the walls. Then make sure all the surfaces are clean. Finally, I filled in all the holes left behind with caulk. I prefer this caulk. I also went along all the trim, moldings, window casings, and wainscoting with caulk to create a really seamless finish once painted. I share more about this on the YouTube video!
Once the prep work was done I started with the walls. I couldn’t wait to get rid of the red! I used a roller and extension pole since I’m 5’2 and our ceilings are 10ft! I got as close as I felt comfortable to the trim with the roller and used an angeled brush to cut in and do corners. It took 2 coats to cover and a quick touch up spot coat. Then I moved onto the trim and wainscoting. This is tedious and time consuming but so worth the effort! I may need to read this as a reminder when I move to the kitchen lol!
I tried hand rolling the ceiling and new it was going to suck even worse than I thought lol! So after some consideration I decided to try and use our (really old) paint sprayer. It made it about halfway before it croaked. So we decided with paint projects as far as the eye can see it would be well worth the investment for us to purchase a new paint sprayer. I did a little research and made a quick trip to Lowe’s for this Graco paint sprayer!
After getting the room taped and masked off it only took about 15 min to paint the ceiling and I was crying all the happy tears! I’ll be sharing more of our paint spraying adventures soon! But without further ado here’s the Farmhouse Living Room Paint Reveal!
A Farmhouse Living Room Retreat
The red being gone makes for a pretty impressive before and after shock factor but I’ll tell ya my favorite part is the ceiling! The ceilings in this home are so beautiful and unique and that white paint really brought them back to life! I also can’t wait for you to see the light fixture I chose for this room!
It was a priority for me to have a room in the house that feels mostly done when we move in so we would have a place to retreat to at the end of the day. I’ve learned the importance of this when we lived in a construction zone while renovating our other house. It’s stressful when every room feels torn apart and messy, but I think this living room will give us a place to relax in and I have to tell ya it’s already starting to feel like home 🙂 I hope this Farmhouse Living Room Paint Reveal inspires you in some way!
Have an amazing day friend!