ENTRY WAY REMODEL-WEEK 5.  Last week I left off with the finish work, this week it was time to paint.  My plan was to use SW Alabaster in their Pro-classic line with a semi-gloss finish that I have on the trim in my home and the shiplap wall in the entry.  I began painting at night after work and when I work up in the morning I about cried!!


Because this area does not receive a lot of natural light it looked yellow and dingy.  Then I remembered I had the same issue in our powder room when I painted SW Alabaster. I headed back to SW and picked up their High Reflective White. This is the base color that the pro-classic line comes in, there is no color that needs to be added to it. It is the purest of pure whites. In the below picture you can see how the top portion is painted High Reflective White and the bottom portion Alabaster, and the second picture you can see a close up of the difference.  Alabaster has always looked white to me until it’s compared to a “true white’

4 gallons of paint later, yes you read that correctly!  Thank goodness SW is constantly having sales!! I also had to repaint all the door trim, baseboards and shiplap wall.

Our cat Cortana is always in the middle of every project I do.


After all the trim was painted High Reflective White I ran into a huge problem, the paint color BM Revere Pewter looked extremely beige instead of a greige.

Before with Alabaster on the Board and Batten, you can see much more gray in the wall paint

After with High Reflective white on the Board and Batten. The wall paint emits more beige. 


I ended up carrying the High Reflective White up into the hallway so it would flow better.  Do I prefer having color in the hallway?  Yes!, I loved the contrast of the white door trim against the colored walls, but this makes it appear larger.  

Here are some finished pictures of everything painted. There’s just one problem……. I wasn’t loving it with the upper portion a different color.  In the back of my mind I knew this was going to happen.

If you read my previous weekly updates then you remember that I said I would NEVER. EVER. EVER. did I say EVER?  paint the upper portion of the wall again. It’s a very small entryway and very difficult to paint the walls. Maneuvering a ladder around is anything but easy.  Well…… I changed my mind and so the painful process of painting the upper portion started.  But…. It didn’t end there, I also had to paint the ceiling to match, this was the WORST part.  If I ever have to do this again I will cover everything and spray it on.

and the cat is always close by

Next week is the reveal, I am beyond excited to share it with you!

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