It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do with the loft as far as paint goes. At the beginning of this project the plan was to paint the entire loft bright pink. After painting the walls and ceiling purple I wasn't so sure about that. I thought it might be a little much in such a small room. So I decided to paint the loft white and the underside of it light blue. Then I changed my mind again and decided to leave the parts of the loft you can see unpainted and just paint the 2X4s magenta, so it would look kind of striped from underneath. Finally I decided to leave the part of the loft you can see from above unpainted wood and to paint the entire underside of the loft light blue.
Here it is unpainted.
Here it is painted blue!
You can see that I left the part right next to the wall unpainted. I felt that the area was so narrow that I would definitely get paint on the wall and the only way to see it is to lie on your back underneath the loft. I started by priming the wood with Zinsser's BIN Primer, there's no way you'd get good coverage on bare wood without priming first. Then I put two coats of Behr's Tahitian Sky on it. Now that all of the painting is done in the room I can start moving stuff in! I'm hoping that we can move Sofia in there next weekend. Then we'll see if the kids really do want separate rooms (no going back at this point) or end up realizing that it's a lot more comforting to have someone in the room with you at night. Fingers crossed that they love being on their own!