Having lived in rentals for so long, I am used to living in homes/apartments that smell. . . old. I always assumed that the bad, old house smell came from the carpets but Dillon, the owner of Pure Painters (who are currently painting my house, we move Wednesday), said that your ceilings–especially if they are textured–are at least half responsible for the smell.
Textured ceilings absorb the odors of your house just like a sponge.
When I hired Dillon to paint my house he didn't even ask if the ceilings needed to be painted. He simply stated 'We'll paint your ceilings first'. And for perfect ceilings, they should be sprayed.
Photo by Maria Killam
I am so happy with the way all the colours in my house are turning out, I will share later how I chose them. The only thing I'm not 100% sure of is the blue ceiling in my living room. Since my Sunflower yellow sofa will be in there and I plan on solid drapes to match, the wall colour will not be much different from the current colour you see here.
I decided to do a blue ceiling (Cloverdale 7388) even though I don't have any blue in the decor because blue is the sky and the sky goes with everything. I specified blue ceilings in my sisters house and every time I'm in her house I admire them.
I took my placeholder artwork (the one that will eventually be replaced with a Bobbie Burgers piece) and matched the sky. What do you think?
I'm exhausted right now, there's so much to do!
Have a great weekend my lovelies! xo Maria
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