Thursday, July 25, 2013

SSU Master Bedroom: Recessed Lighting Installed and Trim Painted

I can't believe it's been a full week already, but I finally managed to knock items 1 and 2 off my list for the master bedroom spruce up (see the rundown here). I cleared out the room just in time for the electrician's arrival. Within in a half-day he installed my new recessed lighting.
Four lights were installed, one in each corner of the ceiling inset. When I flipped the switch to turn the lights on, I couldn't believe how great it made the room look. I could finally see!! I was so happy.
Then it was time for me to get to work on painting all the trim, windows and doors. I've never liked the stain color used in this house and frankly, I just like white trim better than stained. Here are some more before pictures.

I sanded, vacuumed, cleaned, caulked, taped, primed and painted every piece of trim in the room. It was a lot of work, but so, so worth it! Thank goodness I didn't have to paint the walls as well. Here is what the room looks like now.
Ah, it looks so much better. These two things alone (lights and painted trim) have changed the room dramatically. It feels so much brighter. The hard work is done and now I get to put the room back together piece-by-piece. I'll be putting up new window blinds today and working on some fun decorating projects. More to come soon.


  1. I'm really considering painting my windows that are very similar to yours. I was hoping you'd have some feedback etc about your experience. Thanks!

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