When my step-dad came over and helped us paint the doors, he mentioned that many people think that blue ceilings keep bugs away. You can google painting your ceilings blue, and there's all sorts of theories from casting away evil spells to deterring bugs. Regardless of what's true and what's theory, we like blue and thought it would add a nice crispness out there, so we put - figure out a color of blue, purchase, and paint - on our to-do list for the long Labor Day Weekend.
I don't know about you guys, but I can look at paint chips for days and days and think I love a sample, get it on the wall, and hate it. So, when Young House Love posting their sunroom ceiling makeover, I was sold on their color (Tide Pools by Behr).
First up though, we had to caulk around the edges and fill in the gaps in the drywall. We sanded these areas in preparation and discovered that once upon a time, this ceiling was pink (!). I guess it matched the pretty in pink pool deck.
Chris either really wanted to procrastinate with his homework, or really felt bad for me, because he came out and helped with the trim, and then took over painting the first coat on the ceiling. My shoulders / arms felt like they might fall off.
I was on my own for the second coat though, and we went through two full gallons of paint. That ceiling is HUGE!
We love the way it looks though, and the way the water and sunlight bounce off of it.
The blue changes hues by where your standing and where the sunlight is. The above and below pictures were taken of the exact same spot, but the blue looks more dramatic in the top picture and more subtle in the bottom picture.
That's step 1 of a bunch of steps, so stay tuned to see what else we've got planned for out there! If you'd like to see the demolition part of the outside area, go here.
Deets rundown: Paint: Tide Pools by Behr.