We moved into our house a few months ago and are finally getting settled in and it feels so good. Today we are sharing some photos of our Sitting Room Update (dining room). We knew when we purchased our home that we would be painting the entire main floor. It wasn’t horrible, but it was a very yellow color on all the walls and ceilings. Even though the paint wasn’t dark it seemed to create a weird yellow color cast on everything. The doors and trim just seemed dingy looking and even though the home is only 7 years old it felt very dated. After trying out several paint samples I decided to go with a warm white for our sitting (eventually dining) room walls and a flat white for the ceiling.
We are still in process with this room so this is more of a before and during photo. We plan to add board and batten eventually, new flooring, chunky baseboards, crown molding, and of course a large dining room table. Even though this is actually our dining room, we are using it just as a sitting room for now. I forgot to take photos before I started taping everything off but this will give you an idea. Let’s check out some lovely before photos:
Now with some white ceilings, I can’t believe what a difference it makes! My biggest tip when completing a diy painting project is to use quality brushes and rollers. I only use Purdy products and was so excited when they offered to send me a few new brushes and rollers to complete the many painting projects in our new home.
From experience I’ve realized that if you invest in quality products and take care cleaning them you won’t have to replace them often at all.
We chose the color Neutral Ground from Sherwin Williams. It is a soft warm neutral white.
Stay tuned for more fun updates!