Some of you have already seen this over on the A2D Facebook page, so I thought I’d bring the rest of you up to speed.
The other day, I decided that was tired of being undecided on what to do with my ceiling, so I was just going to paint it white. But before I did that, I decided to paint the grooves black so that they would show up really well. It sounds tedious, but because I was going to prime and paint the boards, I wasn’t even careful about not getting the black on the face of the boards.
Once the black was dry, I got my paint brush and my Kilz and got started priming the face of the boards. But as I was painting, I noticed that as my paint brush ran out of primer, it left a dry brush effect that I absolutely LOVED! So, I changed my plan and dry brushed the rest of the boards that were installed. I absolutely love it. I mean…really, really LOVE it!!
You’ll remember that with the stain alone, they were very dark. TOO dark. And really, it also looked a bit blah.
But here’s what it looks like with the black around the edges and the white dry brushed all over. I absolutely love the effect that the black paint has!!
So that’s the plan. Definitely. For sure. Set in stone. No more flipflopping. No more second guessing myself. This is what I’m doing, and I LOVE it!!
I mean, I know I only have a few rows done, but when I’m over in the corner of the kitchen getting something out of that cabinet, and I happen to glance up at my ceiling, it just makes me happy!! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve gone into the kitchen, turned on the light, and just stood there looking at those eight little rows of dry brushed boards. Happiness!! Oh, I can’t wait to get this finished now.
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