Hi y’all. I have finally painted my powder room.
As part of my quest to lighten up and neutralize our decor, I wanted to change the walls from “Cherry Cobbler” red, to “China Doll” cream.
And now, for a reluctant admission: Primer is my friend. I have always known in my head that priming is the “RIGHT THING TO DO”, but, you see…
There is NO instant gratification in a can of primer. Even after two coats it looks awful.
Instant gratification is ALWAYS my goal, so in the past I’ve usually skipped the priming step.
NOT. THIS. TIME.
Two coats of primer and two coats of China Doll, and these walls are beautifully cream colored, with no hint of cherry cobbler in sight.
And these shells. Stay tuned, there’s a painted shelf for this bathroom drying in my garage right now! And I’ve got an idea for those boring white switchplates…
How much have I spent so far? Nothing. I already had the primer and paint leftover from other projects. Cool.
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