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
Living Room Wall Paint Color
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!
Amanda! I’m dying over this room! It is so beautiful! You must be over the moon about it. I am loving all the information you are sharing as you go on this journey. Very inspiring.
It is absolutely gorgeous. So peaceful, you nailed the “retreat” factor.
Girl it looks AMAZING!!
Wow! Absolutely stunning! Finding THE white is tough as I found out. You did a beautiful job.
It looks great! I grew up in the Midwest but moved away twenty years ago. I still miss Midwest farmhouses a ton, so I’m really excited to get to watch the progress you’re making with your farmhouse.
Wow! What a difference, love how bright it looks now. I’m also in love with your trim!
Yesss! I really wanted to showcase those authentic architectural elements in the room! Thank you so much!
Absolutely beautiful. It’s going to look so great when you arrange your stuff! So excited!😍
Oh man I can’t even wait but at the same time I think I’ll be taking my time bringing things in gradually 🙂 or I’ll make a million holes in the walls right away who knows lol! Thanks so much Ashley!
I actually liked the red (although I’d never be bold enough to use anything that dark!). But my gosh, I love how clean and new it looks and how much bigger!
Red isn’t my personal preference but I’m a firm believer in creating a space and a home that YOU love! I like the crisp calming affect of neutrals and would have to agree that the room feels much bigger now! Thank you!
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love all the creamy dreamy color against the hardwood floors. The naked windows will be great! I’ve been in a few farmhouses with bare windows and it gives off such a nice, simple feeling you can only get in the country. You’re living my dream!
Yesss! That’s it exactly! I can’t imagine covering up the windows or the view! Thank you thank you!
What elegant choices! Such a beautiful job. Well done. !
You’re so sweet! Thank you!
Oh my gosh, what an amazing transformation. The paint color really makes the trim stand out. Love your choices for this room!
Thank you! I agree! I’m glad I went with classic white trim!
It’s an amazing and beautiful transformation! I love how changing to a neutral brings the outside and light in! I am enjoying watching your journey and can’t wait to see the rest!
It absolutely does! And that’s what living in the country is all about! I’m so glad you’re enjoying! Thank you!
Looks so good 👍
Thanks so much! Have a great day!
Thank you Joanna!
Girl, this looks so good. I love your paint choices! And that ceiling, oh that ceiling!
Isn’t the ceiling just everything! Those are the details we fell for! And thank you so much!
Thanks so much Melanie! The ceilings really steal the show huh? 😉
BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Excellent choice
Thanks so much! We’re really loving how it turned out!
We are about to build and I’ve been looking for the perfect creamy white and pure white combo and this is it. I love love this. That’s you for sharing!
Yay! That makes me so happy! I’m so glad it was helpful!
Beautiful! I wouldn’t add window treatments either! The architectural elements are gorgeous and even more so now with some fresh paint.
I agree! And those are the things I really want to showcase!