Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FROM PLAIN TO ELEGANT~~PAINT & DECORATIVE WOOD TRIM PIECES DRAMATICALLY CHANGED THESE TWO CEILINGS

 I'm not a "decorator", but I do have good ideas, sometimes.
A couple of posts ago, I showed you the kitchen island that a client asked me to create for her to look like a piece of furniture.
These clients asked me to come by and look at two of their ceilings.  The dining room ceiling and the master bedroom ceiling.  They said they had seen a few things in other homes and what did I think could be done.  Both rooms, walls and ceilings were painted the same color.
The dining room walls and ceiling were beige.  My client happened to mention that she loved red and had red accents around the room.  So, I suggested painting the very top part of the ceiling red and add trim around the edges.  I mentioned rope trim because her chandelier was made with metallic gold rope accents and tassels all over it.


So, this is how it turned out.
At the bottom of this post I show you the two pieces of trim that I used on each ceiling.  Two pieces just made it a little more substantial and elegant.
They loved the ceiling so much that they asked me to paint that same red under the built in china cabinet and use the same trim pieces on the left and right sides of the wall.  (Adam will come back to install the trim pieces.)
You can see this red from the large living area.
Isn't it wonderful??


Here are Adam and Lisa installing the trim pieces on the ceiling.  Adam does such good work and his wife, Lisa, is a very good helper!  


Here is a close up of the dining room ceiling and trim pieces.  But, my flash made the ceiling look really red!!  The first picture is the actual color.  A deep rosy red.  


Here are the two pieces I picked for the very large master bedroom ceiling.  And, the off white paint color I chose.  The walls and ceiling were a beautiful dark beigy green but my client said the room was just too dark.  So, I suggested painting the very top part of the ceiling and the trim pieces an off white that matched well with the wall color.  It just totally changed the look of the room.


These are the trim pieces I chose for each room.  My clients loved the master bedroom trim so much that they are asking Adam to come back and put only the larger trim (minus the smaller trim) around their master bath walls.  You'll be able to see part of it from the bedroom and it will really tie in beautifully.


On the right is the little wall in the dining room that I painted red.  It looks beautiful and warm and elegant, now.
TUTORIAL
On the left I wanted you to see how I painted down on the wall a little bit when I was painting the ceiling.  I did that to make sure you were seeing red, not the beige at the seam, when the molding was installed.  I really should have painted down a little bit further on the wall because when the rope molding was installed, you could see beige in some places and I had to get back up there with a tiny brush and fill in with the red.
These ceilings just dramatically change the look of the two rooms.
My clients are very, very happy.  
She emailed me and said they were "in love" with the ceilings.
Now, that made me feel good and I'm proud!!

18 comments:

  1. Very striking and really different. I love the trim pieces you selected.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! It really did change the look of the rooms.

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  2. Wow, amazing difference. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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    1. Thank you, Marty! It definitely did change the look of the rooms.

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  3. Beautiful job! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home. Hugs, Maria

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  4. Lynda...you should be very proud! What a lovely way to make a dramatic accent!
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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    1. It really did make a difference and the red tied in with the touches of red around her big open living area.

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  5. It looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing, it is a very elegant look, I totally love the rope look!
    FABBY

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  6. So nice when someone likes what you do so much that they ask you to do it again. Very elegant and I love the rope trim! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. Yes, I do appreciate my clients letting me do what I love.

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  7. Quite elegant - it looks like hard work! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you! It truly is hard work. Nearly every job I do is hard work, but I love what I do and it usually makes such a dramatic difference in a home.

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  8. Very pretty! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  9. You do such amazing job!! You must have a blast!
    Thanks for joining the party!

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    1. Thanks Isabelle! I'm really happy when the job is completed and my client is happy. It's a lot of work, though.

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