Though we’re in Palm Springs this week, if you follow us on Instagram, you may know that I shared the (long!) process of painting my office. It feels so fresh and I’m so glad to have it done, but let me tell you—painting the ceiling, trim, and walls all at once was a big commitment.
If I’d been able to commit whole days to it, I probably could have completed the painting in a few days, but since I work, I committed an hour here, an hour there. It ended up getting done over a few weeks.
But in the end, it was so worth it!
Home Office Before
Before I painted, we had a white ceiling, grey walls, and white trim. There was also a dark green accent wall that you can’t see in this photo.
There was absolutely nothing wrong with this color scheme, but I knew I wanted to paint the ceiling pink after seeing it done in this home office. I wanted a subtle blush, so that it didn’t feel like a nursery.
With a subtle blush, I wanted to go white on the walls to give a contrast. Plus, I’ve been hankering to try reverse trim after seeing Chris Loves Julia and I Spy DIY do it. I thought in this space, the reverse trim would keep it feeling cozier and connected to the rest of the house.
Ready to see what a difference fresh paint can make? Here we go!
Progress Through Paint
Nice, right? I’m really pleased with the result.
I find painting so empowering—I did all of this myself, without any help, and it made a HUGE impact. It makes me want to pick up a paintbrush, hammer, screwdriver…and get to work personalizing the rest of our home!
In our City House, we had most of the work done by contractors, which was great because it got done quickly and everything was perfect. Now, we’re moving slowly and doing a lot of work ourselves.
We’re able to have a much more intimate relationship to the small corners of our house that we’re working on (like our pantry!). I feel so connected to my office after taping off every inch of the wood floor and trim and painting every inch.
I can’t wait to bring the rest of my vision to life in this beautiful home office!
Does painting make you feel empowered and in control of your home design? I hope so! Tell me in the comments where you’re painting next.