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Monday, October 17, 2011

Up date on Pirate Room - Walls and Ceiling

We are s-l-o-w-l-y working on the boys room. 
 Most of our time is been spent on Jaysen's Eagle project, 
(more on that later)
Here's a reminder of where we started, here and here
We have managed to squeeze in finishing the walls and the ceiling.  
I painted the ceiling white and the two end walls a light grey.  
On the two long walls we put up some outdoor siding. 
 It looks and feels like real wood, 
but without the splinters.  
Only problem we had was what to do about the seams. 
We entertained a lot of options but in the end we just lined them up and
 are banking on the bed curtains, to cover those seams.  
Wish us luck.

I love how this stuff looks, especially once we got it up on the wall.  
We want it to feel like the inside of a ship.

Here are some up close pics of the detailed grain and knots.

So cool and smooth as a babies bottom.  
We liked the texture and color,
 we aren't even planning on painting it!!!

Next, I turned my attention to the ceiling.  
I've had a picture of this ceiling idea forever 
and have no idea where it came from.  
(Pre-blogger days)
So if you know the source please let me know!!!
First, I made a pattern.  
That was no easy task.  
I actually had to make two to get it right.
(Working with large dimensions is hard.

Then I cut the pattern apart and taped it to the ceiling in parts and traced each part with a pencil.

Then I painted it black by hand with a small craft paint brush. 
 I like how it turned out but would seriously think about doing this again. 
 Painting and tracing on the ceiling is v-e-r-y hard.  
(Up and down the ladder, weird angles, cry, cry, cry.)

All the lights in our house when we moved in were these brushed nickel, flushed mounted round lights.  We have replaced many of them with pendant lights and ceiling fans.  So I just gave one a little sanding and spray painted it black.

And here is the final pirate ceiling light.

What do ya think?  
Like I said, I really like how it turned out.  
And yes I made sure it  was pointing North.

Next up the closets!
Thanks for stopping by.


Nikki said...

I love the compass rose around the light but thought I should point out that you have east & west mixed up.

Should go N, E, S, W.

Ronda Batchelor said...

The last comment made me go down stairs and check my kids ceiling. And everything is pointing in the right direction. The picture may see wrong, but it's all good. Thanks

Marian said...

I love this! I am thinking of doing a ceiling compass rose in my entry. But your idea of making a pattern has given me the idea of making the compass on the ground, using a ceiling medallion or something and then using construction adhesive to attach it. Removes the yucky upside down painting experience. Thanks for posting!

Kathy T said...

I love how it came out and wish the pattern could be purchased. Maybe you should consider starting a business selling the pattern. I'd be your first customer!