This post is sponsored by Behr. All opinions are, of course, 100% my own.
I shared earlier this week that I don’t have it all together.
Not even close.
But I am pleased to share today that while I may excel in inadequacy, at least I have it all figured out.
The solution to everything?
Paint it white.
Ok, maybe it’s not the solution to everything, but it sure has become my go-to solution for my home.
It worked for the old magazine holder.
And my master bedroom.
I’m not sure what to put on the walls, or whether or not to hang curtains, or if I want to paint our bedside tables, or if I can survive without a ceiling fan (because boy would a chandelier be beautiful in here!)…
But I do know this. I’ve found the perfect white paint.
Behr Marquee in Cameo White is now my favorite. I used it above the wainscoting in my half bath, but it was such a small space that I failed to realize just how wonderful it was until I painted this room. It’s a lovely white – a tad gray, I think – that looks warm against blues and cooler whites but cool against creams.
Even better is the incredible coverage. Our home was a yellowish cream (you can see the full before tour here if you like) everywhere. Walls, ceilings, floors… And while I had the downstairs and two-story entry painted before we moved in, I decided to save money by painting the upstairs myself.
Consequence? I have a lot of ceilings to paint. And I started by painting this ceiling with a cheap flat white ceiling paint I had on hand. It covered as I would expect; two coats (plus a third touch up in a few spots) were needed. Then I painted the walls with the Marquee Cameo White.
It was glorious.
One coat. Not a single extra touch up. And since I was covering the exact same paint on the ceiling and walls, I got a true side-by-side comparison of the Marquee paint versus a basic flat latex paint. I don’t think I can ever go back.
In fact, there are quite a few more walls in my upstairs that have Cameo White written all over them. 😉
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