Sunroom Makeover – Step One

Time for a quick sunroom makeover update! What once was Manchester Tan, is now Simply White.

(Note: The existing ceiling fan fixture will soon be replaced with some kind of chandelier.)

They’re both Benjamin Moore colors, but we had ours mixed in a semi-gloss finish at True Value.

Now that the trim and ceiling are done, we’re looking forward to painting the walls in there. Stay tuned for the next sunroom makeover update- coming soon to a monitor near you!

This post is part of our 2012 True Value DIY Blog Squad series.

“Truly Valuable” links:,,,, You can also find more info about True Value DIY Blog Squad on True Value’s Facebook page. We’ll be hosting an “Ask The Blog Squad session over there on December 18th!

Legal stuff: We were selected by True Value to work on the DIY Blog Squad and have been compensated for our time commitment to True Value-related blog posts. We were also given a gift card to purchase the materials needed for our True Value-related projects, however, our opinions are entirely our own and we haven’t been paid to publish positive reviews. Boom!

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  1. Michelle says

    It’s a amazing what white paint can do for a room. I’m in the process of painting all of our trim and doors bright white. It is such a long process but I love the outcome.

    I love your knew house and look forward to reading more post.

  2. says

    I’ve got an 1822 farmhouse outside of Hudson NY (which I’m slowly renovating). I’m a fan of white ceilings, but have discovered through some period research that ceilings were often painted the palest shade of cream/yellow because white paint was more expensive…. have you heard of that?

  3. says

    Hi Layla, we recently moved into a new home. All of our trim is also a horrible beigey tan. Not even off white. I HATE it so much. It is also oil based. Did you sand and or prime before you painted over it?

    • Layla says

      Thanks, Mike! And, yes, there will be wide-angle, full-room shots when the wide-angle, full-room is all ready to go- LOL! 😀

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