They See Me Rollin'

Painting a WHOLE house from top to bottom is NO JOKE. Especially when starting from fresh, bare drywall that has never been painted befor...


Painting a WHOLE house from top to bottom is NO JOKE. Especially when starting from fresh, bare drywall that has never been painted before.

It's SO. MUCH. PAINTING. (Insert crying emojis)

P.S. We quickly realized that painting gets easier after a few glasses of wine! ;)


First - we had to vacuum all the walls and ceilings to remove all the sanding debris and dust from the drywall. And, by we, I mean I forced begged my handsome hubby to do it. Thank you sweetpea! There is no one else I would rather be covered in drywall dust with, than you my love! (Insert heart emoji)

And, there was A LOT of dust!!


Next - the drywall needed several coats of primer, followed by several coats of paint. And, judging by the look of my clothes (below)...I'm not sure if any paint actually made it on the walls! LOL #thestruggleisreal


SWEAT EQUITY
It was A TON of work and took FOREVER!! But, it was well worth it! All in all it cost us around $2,000 for paint and materials to paint the entire house. Had we hired a painter - it would have cost us $13,000!!! So, we ended up saving over $10,000 just by doing it ourselves!! That's Pure. Sweat. Equity. Yup, that's how we roll. Pun intended. You're welcome ;)


ALL WHITE EVERYTHING
When painting a house, I always paint everything the same shade of white. The walls, the ceiling, the doors and the trim. I do this, not only because I love white (it's clean, fresh, bright & airy), but also because it helps to visually expand the space. When you paint everything the same shade of white, it disguises edges, making the space and the height of the room look and feel bigger. It's like a really great makeup foundation application; it's the perfect canvas on which to design any room.

How do you feel about white walls?

Xo,
Sandy

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