Do It Yourself: Priming & Painting the Apartment

Last week, we shared our search for the perfect gray paint for our apartment: Do It Yourself: Painting the Apartment. After deciding upon Benjamin Moore's "Abalone" and completing one half of the room a few weeks ago, we rolled up our sleeves and finished the room this weekend...

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The reason painting a small space is such a BIG commitment — EVERYTHING had to me moved to one side of the room. Bookcases and credenzas were emptied and piled on top of other furniture. After painting, we'll have to sort through all of this...
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Though the dark color helped mask the wall's MANY imperfections and provide a cozy atmoshpere. The highly-reflective green/brown's time had run out. The scuff-marks are where I attempted to sand the crater-like bumpy walls...
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After the first coat of primer...
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After the second coat of primer...
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Abalone! After four coats of paint (2 primer plus 2 Abalone) it was ready. The matte finish is perfect and hides the wonky and crooked walls. The light color also brightens the whole space. Now we just have to deal with moving back all the furniture and sorting through the piles...stay tuned for a look at the COMPLETE room and our favorite new painting tool!