Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Faux Painted Crown Molding

When my boys were little I had painted their ceiling as a sky and then painted a border of kites around the room.  It served its purpose for several years, but as with most decor, it began to feel outdated.  So after 13 years and before the arrival of our last one I decided to repaint.  Well, that was 8 years ago, but I still enjoy the ceiling.  For awhile, Buzz Lightyear flew across the night sky, but now it just has the glow-in-the-dark stars.  The crown molding and circular molding was painted using various shades of cream, beige, and gray.  I drew the circle on the ceiling by attaching a string with a pencil to the fan which was centered in the room.  One trick I discovered while painting the circular trim is that electrician's tape worked awesome for masking it off.  There is enough stretch to it that it smoothly formed the shape of the circle.  The only dark blue paint I had at the time had a gloss finish, but I kind of like the sheen that it gave the night sky.  So even though it rains quite a bit here in Oregon, I can always lay in bed and have a great view without even a drop falling on me! 




10 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! It's hard to believe the molding is painted on...it looks so real!

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  2. I love it Well done you what a job.

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  3. I can't believe it's painted on! Great job! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  4. What a great idea! I love that look!

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  5. I'm so impressed! Bet your arms were tired. Hope you're having a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. Wall decoration is marvelous with dark blue. I done same work and attached lots of radium stars, Planets and other insects also. Dark night it looks interesting.

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  7. Stopping by from Laugh, Love and Craft . . . very impressive! Thinking outside the box is good!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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