Well y'all, we tried. Yesterday, my mom brought up her paint sprayer and we tried like the dickens to paint the ceiling with it but honestly, the weight of the sprayer nozzle paired with the general splochy-ness (yeah, that's a word) drove us right back to the brush. It's looking great! Wish I could say the same for the walls...
Seriously. The whiter the ceiling gets the cruddier the walls get.
Splochy-ness, cruddier, look at me go! I'm makin' up words all over this blog!
I'm planning to give them a nice fresh coat of paint once we get the ceiling done. Can't decide if we should stick with a perfect white or go with something just a tiny bit warmer than white.
Anywho, as soon as the second coat is done we're going to start on the light situation.
For now, Conan whipped up this solution. A few clip lights stuck to the beams.
I actually kind of like it. You can see in the left background where the old light fixture was that we removed yesterday to use the paint sprayer.
Hopefully by this weekend we'll be done painting the ceiling and be on our way to the lights. That's HOPE fully. Emphasis on the hope.
Which, btw I'm still looking for a good picture to illustrate my point of how I want these lights to look. I swear I've seen something similar done before. Kind of like this:
And also, while we're talking inspiration for the kitchen...
How crazy would you think I am if I ripped up our nasty, uncleanable vinyl rug and painted our floorboards like the ones in Emerson Merrick's adorable apartment:
I mean...dang. That's a neat floor.
**Also, thanks for all of the awesome comments on the bathroom pictures! We talked about them all day yesterday! Especially the ones where you mentioned the "before" didn't look that bad. Which, as a result I am now taking much, much more before pictures of our projects to prove how bad things really look