Step two in getting the pool deck ready for paver installation (which is next week...woo hoo!!) was to paint all of the trim after we finished painting the ceiling blue. We wanted the blue to pop, and the dull, grayish white color that existed previously just wasn't doing it for us.
Chris used a small roller last weekend to roll as much as he could of the trim. Last week, I went around every night after work, until there was no longer daylight, with my paint brush, and slowly but surely worked my way around it all. The difference that a fresh coat of white paint makes is amazing.
I have a standing Wednesday evening phone date with my Dad, so he got tucked into my sports bra and we chatted while I painted. Who has time to take a phone break while doing house projects?!
My goodness...I did not realize exactly HOW much trim we had around the pool area, but we FINALLY finished it up on Friday (which means you'll have to stay tuned to see what else I was busy painting!). We had three different layers of trim, and the poles to paint...and paint...and paint. If you look back to part 1 of this makeover, you'll notice that the poles were chipped all over the place.
Ready to see how much the white makes our freshly painted blue ceiling pop?!
We had removed the eyeball covers of the lights when we painted the ceiling blue. We gave it a good coat of primer, and a few good coats of exterior white gloss spray paint to freshen those up too.
I think the worst part about doing the trim painting was the ladder. I do have monkey arms, but I would have preferred about a 9 foot wingspan so I didn't have to make so many trips up and down my ladder to get this trim work done.
The white against the blue really makes the blue stand out so much more. There's absolutely no question that the ceiling is painted blue now, and everything just feels so crisp, fresh, and airy out there.
So, what do you think? Do you think my hours upon hours of painting the massive amount of trim white was well worth it? And you know we're not going to leave that caulk line that you see above on the exterior of our house visible...no way, no how! Stay tuned for another post this week to see what else we've got up our sleeves!
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