Sunday, June 18, 2017

Decorating the Ceiling....









 This post is about decorating the ceiling...  and it is surprising how much some ceiling decoration can add to a room!

A few years ago, we removed the popcorn ceilings in the house... WHAT a HUGE job that was! It was so worth it though, and lightened the rooms nicely.

After removing the popcorn ceilings, we painted the ceilings a white paint that reflected the light back to the room. The rooms were so much nicer after that.

Having painted ceilings meant that we could also decorate the ceilings. :)  I don't mean decorating them in a busy way, but some accents can add to the room.

This post shows some of that:

What a Difference! Master Bedroom





 This picture shows a medallion I painted on the dining room ceiling several years ago. At that time, the walls were a ragged gray and green and we loved them. ( You can see a picture of the wall from that painting job, here:
 Big Painting Project


I did not want to paint it again when we painted the room, so I left this medallion the way it was... and added to it.


 The blue walls made me want to add some blue to the ceiling, so I left the original white medallion on the gray ceiling, and added blue touches to make the medallion larger.

















 The white part shows up better in the light since it is a glossier paint than the blue, and I actually like it that way, though I wouldn't have planned it like that.

The blue paint I used is the same paint as on the wall, but you can also use a stencil paint that is close to the color of the wall.








I also added a border around the inset of the tray ceiling and it seemed to tie it all together.













 I used a regular stencil  and repeated the design.  I used that stencil in various ways on the medallion also.

 I kept the design rather simple and only in the two areas as I did not want to overwhelm the room, but rather just accent it.



































We all like how the ceiling turned out and have had lots of comments from visitors who also like it. One comment was that it has a French look.  That's fun to hear.  :)

What a blessing to make such a change for very little money...  stenciling is a frugal way to decorate our home.

Another post you may be interested in:

Family Room Project: Ceiling Design



 #StencilingTheCeiling  #CeilingDesign #StenciledMedallion


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25 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love your decorated ceiling!

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    1. Thank you... I sure like how it finished off the room. :)

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  2. that is so pretty - I love how you managed to adapt what you already had to fit the new look without having to paint over everything and start again.

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    1. Thank you... I was so glad I could use it also... I didn't want to totally re-do it and I liked how it turned out. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  3. Very pretty! I love making my home a place of beauty too.

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    1. Thank you... I do too.. and I love doing it without spending a lot of money, so this type of project is one of my favorites. :)

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  4. Very pretty!! You are so creative and talented, and it is amazing how much the small details in a home make all the difference.

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    1. Thank you! They really do make a difference... even just a few little details can help. :)

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  5. That looks awesome! I have started decorating my ceilings. First my bedroom. Next will be the guest bathroom. And then the study.... all with different techniques. I was excited to see your post.
    :) gwingal

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    1. Wow... it sounds like yours will be beautiful... It is fun to make changes and make our homes more appealing. I loved hearing that you were excited to see this post. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. You have done a remarkable job. I love the colors you choose.

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    1. Thank you... we are enjoying the new colors. :)

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  7. Very pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  8. Oh I love this! I stenciled around a plaster chandelier on the ceiling a few years ago in my living room and it was my favorite conversation item in the whole house. I think I cried when we repainted....(it needed it). I love what you did! Now, you have inspired people to finally think about their ceilings!!!! Beautiful job too! :)

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful comment! :) Your ceiling decoration sounds beautiful.... it is so fun to have little touches like this.. they really make a statement.. and they don't cost much!

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  9. Wow, that is so clever! I love blue and white together, just adds that pretty touch. You're way more patient than I would be! I'd just wing it and it would turn out terrible.

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    1. Thank you! Actually, I work fast-partly because I want to get it done and partly because I need to see how it will turn out and am really hoping it does. :) Sometimes I do paint over and do it again, but not usually. I create it as I go along. Thank you for visiting.

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  10. That's really pretty. I haven't used stencils for years and tempted to try again xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thank you... I'm the same way, I used to stencil much more and haven't for a long time, but like the adding it to the ceiling. :)

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  11. Beautiful detail that looks French'! I used to stencil, I should take it up again!

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    1. Thank you... it is fun that it turned out that way since it wasn't planned to look French. :) I do like how stencils can add a touch here and there. Thank you for visiting.

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  12. Very pretty!! Victorians always treated their ceilings like a 5th wall in the room. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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