After a weekend and a night of painting the entryway, dining area, and dressing room, the last room to paint was the living room. (The kitchen and bathroom will be painted after they’re remodeled.) I picked Benjamin Moore Silver Satin in the eggshell finish.
It became an interesting challenge, as there isn’t enough space in my apartment to move the furniture farther than a few feet away from the living room walls.
I draped a plastic drop cloth over the important pieces, and used another on the floor as I went around the room. I thought this room would be quick because there aren’t any doors, but cutting in took almost four hours!
Rolling was faster, but still took over an hour.
The second coat took just as long, and it was difficult to see where I had painted, since the color was so light, and the living room is dark (no overhead light, and a window that’s north-facing with a building 10 feet away).
It’s a very subtle color! I think the biggest change was going to a flatter finish from the semi-gloss that was there before.
One of my favorite things though is that depending on the light, it almost looks the same as the much darker color in the dining area! In the picture below, the living room is on the left and the dining area is on the right.
Right now I’m just so excited that there’s no more painting to be done! Well, except for the base and crown mouldings, but those seem like small potatoes compared to all the walls I’ve painted in the last few weeks.