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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

White Wednesday - Ceiling painting

I had planned 7 projects to complete, starting at the beginning of January. This is project 5/7, Painting my ceiling in my sunroom. I had noticed the spots, but I thought they were shadows. You know how it is, you see it every day, so it's not there kinda thing. Well, they weren't, they were dirt. Plain old greasy dirt. DD#2, made the comment at Christmas "Mom, you need to wash your ceiling"! First, I tried to brush it with a broom, but that didn't even budge it. Next, I tried Windex All Purpose, and it just streaked. So, I had to resort to paint. Ha! I set a date to do it, and DH was scheduled to help with 2 pieces of furniture that I couldn't lift by myself, and the taping.
DH bought a plastic tarp for $6.00 at Orschelin's. That way I didn't have to come
up with paper to cover the carpet.
My DH did all the taping, I will take no credit. I'm 5' tall. Taping is an issue for me!
This is what it was doing while I was painting. We got 12" that day - one week ago today. You wouldn't know it now, the snow is all melted already. It's been in the 40's and 50's and higher for the past 4 days, and supposed to last another 2-3! Yipee!
It took 3 coats of paint to cover. The old color was a nice creamy color that matched the wallpaper. This is WHITE, cheap, latex, no nonsense WHITE. This photo was taken with no flash. Can you tell how clean and reflective it is? It's so nice!

The adorable "Pretty Handy Girl" gave some great advice a couple of weeks ago. I was able to get my ceiling done, with much help from her suggested "edger". I've painted a lot of ceilings through the years, but never has it been done with this simple helper. I high advise you purchase one, they are cheap, and easy to clean. Go on over to her blog and tell her I sent you!

I'm joining the White Wednesday group at the below link. I'm so proud of my work.


  1. There is nothing quite like fresh paint to make a room feel clean and fresh. We keep saying we are going to freshen up our house, but then life gets in the way!

  2. Supper job!
    So refreshing and nice to see your freshly painted ceiling.

    Our snow is melting and the ground is muddy deluxe.
    Hearing more birds chirping that Spring is on the way. Fantastic!

    God bless and may you have a sweet day,
    d from homehaven

  3. You seem to know what to do when it comes to painting. I need that done in every room, but I could never handle it. I have to hire things done. When you do things yourself, you appreciate the outcome more.


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