A couple months ago, I painted a door casing at the house. In the process, I started looking closer and realized that our home was starting to show it's age, and nearly all the rooms needed to be freshly painted.
We decided to start with the ceilings in the kitchen / dining / great room. With BJ clearing off the shelves and removing the drapes, I started gathering materials.
The ceiling will be the same color as the original 15 year old flat paint, but this time we're using an eggshell sheen.
I started by cutting in the edges - which took much longer than I expected. I discovered there is a real disadvantage to 10' ceilings!
The inspector wasn't sure what to think as we kept shuffling furniture around. He did manage to stay far enough away that he didn't get any Swiss Coffee camouflage.
I was really surprised by how much paint it took to cover the original. We were less than half done (and with one trip back to the store for more paint) when we decided that we'd done enough for one day. We finished the day with another trip to the store now that we had a better idea of how much more paint it would take.
By the end of the second day, we had everything but the entry and the hallway finished and stuff was going back in place. All told, it took us 2 1/2 short days to get the ceiling done the way we wanted it. Next step will be the walls, but I'm planning a camping trip, a river trip, and some other stuff before we do the walls.
Now we're looking at the bedroom carpets - thinking we may decide to install bamboo flooring in the bedrooms, and that got us thinking about tile in the master bathroom,
which led to a huge warehouse of tile and walls of examples of tile, metal, and/or glass mosaics. I didn't get a picture in the showroom, but they had enough stuff to get us thinking about a someday kitchen remodel.
Now I'm understanding why BJ wanted to "stay closer to home" this summer...