I’ve been pondering a while how to open this post. I found it to have a lack of body. But there’s pictures! A lot of them! I guess it’s ok not to write a lot every once in a while. As long as there are pictures. So dive in to see how we splashed paint on our living room ceiling.

We used the same white primer and paint as in the kitchen, and the same tried-‘n-tested method as before: picture around 1 m². If it has any corners, I did those first with a large round brush (5 cm):

Painting in the works

After the brush I got paint on my roller and smeared it open in an M-shape. Next came rolling perpendicular, and a final change in direction to finish things off.

Painting in the works

That’s it for action pictures. When painting, speed is of the essence. Once you’ve finished your 1 m², you move on to the next one, and the next one, all preferably before the paint is dry (so you don’t get visible edges in the paint).

Fast-forward a couple of days (and 5! layers of paint, 2 primer included… I guess the unlucky choice of drywall came back once more to bite me in the ass), and I proudly present you: the result!

Looking into the kitchen:

Finished ceiling

Nobody can tell there’s a year difference between both ceilings. Right? Right?

Looking the other way:

Finished ceiling

And then some photos as seen from the living room:

Finished ceiling

Finished ceiling

Finished ceiling

Finished ceiling

I’m also pleased with how the beam in between worked out. I don’t know how much mud it took (a lot), but the result is sweet.

All in all, I’m happy with how the ceiling turned out. It’s not perfect (if we ever meet in person I’ll show you), but you need a trained eye on the lookout to spot the imperfections.

After all, aren’t imperfections what makes life interesting?

living room ceiling paint pin