I originally hoped to paint the ceiling a nice, bright white but the painters informed me that it would quickly turn orange with the rust of the metal beams and the tannins in the wood so we decided to go with the low maintenance black.
I was afraid it would make the space really dark but I really love how it turned out. Again, anything is better than the way it was before.
Here are a few more shots of the basement with primer.
The contractor comes back Thursday to finish up the woodwork, trim and stairs so I'm going to try and get the basement painted by then but it's a busy week for me so we'll see if that actually happens. I've decided to paint the entire space Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore.
Once the paint and woodwork are complete - finger crossed - this week, the carpet should be installed next week! Almost done and ready for the big reveal!