Actually the only room that was holding out on the main level was the 2 story foyer. In all these years for the first time I realized why having a small 2 story foyer was in fact a boon. If it was any larger we would have had to hire painters. Frankly that was our plan from day 1 but ever since I heard that one of our friend’s owned the extra tall ladder I’ve had this inkling to try it on our own. So with a borrowed ladder, 2 gallons of paint, and 2 days we tackled the foyer, the retreat, the stairwell, and the upstairs hallway.
Not ready for the reveal yet but here’s a sneak peak of the color.
Nothing special the same SW Kilim Beige that we have in the downstairs hallway that is connected to the foyer. As it is a very open space where each room flows into the other we kept it the same.
I tell ya if a dude with a fear of heights, the roots of which can be found in his motion sickness and a dudette (totally stealing that from my kids’ vocabulary) with vertigo can do it then you can too!
The unflattering pics aside, I didn’t dare go up 2 stories high but did the 1.5 stories high stairwell. ‘Coz we split it up like that we kept the task well within our height endurance levels. In the end it wasn’t really bad.
The only cumbersome part was all the taping as on every inch of wall space we had both crown molding and chair rail. Seriously, the day I learn to paint without tape I’ll be a lot richer!
Have you painted a 2 story space? How did it go? Are you a painter’s tape user? If you don’t use tape please please spill the secret. How do you do it?