Last time, I left you looking at a freshly painted room in need of some trim!!
I trimmed out the cubbies I built, the window, and Les helped me add crown molding around the ceiling.
Before I show you all of that, let's look up; up at the ceiling.
We actually look at the ceiling a lot in a bedroom,
I mean how many times do we lay on the bed and stare at the ceiling?
Every time I do a room I say,
"This time I'm going to do something with the ceiling."
But it seems I get tired, it's just not a good idea, or I just chicken out!!!
Not this time.
This time I was determined I was going to dress up the ceiling!!
I started with a plain white ceiling and a common flush mount light fixture. I wanted to add some drama and depth. A dark rectangle was my solution. I figured out how big I wanted my rectangle then I marked it out on the ceiling with a yardstick and pencil. Then I taped it off.
I painted the inside of my ceiling rectangle a darker gray.
(This is actually the color I had on hand and used to create the wall color in my last post here. Using the same paint ensured that the two colors would look good together.)
Once I pulled down the tape I had a huge grey rectangle in the sky!!
I wasn't sure if I liked it, but I told myself to just follow through with my plan.
So, next I used some simple door trim painted white and framed out the rectangle.
You can see how it turned out in just a minute.
Let me just say, trim transforms everything!!!
Before I show you that,
I want to talk about changing out that boring light fixture.
Long ago I had picked up this old dirty chandelier at the Restore for $10.
Can I say Emilee was not thrilled about this light fixture.
She thought it was ugly and not sure why I wanted to put it in her room.
But I could see past the dirt and grime to it's true beauty.
Here's the before.
One day I told Em to come help me clean her light.
We took the whole thing apart and gave it a super great cleaning.
I covered the candle covers with stainless steal vinyl and put that baby all back together.
I will let you in on a little secret,
this is not plastic,
it is glass!!
Can you say sparkle?
This chandelier looks like a million bucks now!!
I love how it catches the light.
We installed it with a 10" ceiling medallion I bought at Salvation Army for $2.
Million dollar look for $12!!!
Notice the auradescent light bulbs.
The bumpy texture throws the light into a beautiful pattern on the ceiling at night.
This chandelier came with these light bulbs, but you can get them at Walmart.
Let's compare before and after I glamorized the bones of this room.
-Painted the yellow fire alarm a crisp white
-Painted and trimmed out the gray rectangle
-Added new sparkly chandelier
-Trimmed out window
Here is a close up of the window trim detail.
Here is another view so you can see the trimmed out cubbies.
Don't you think it's looking glamorous?
Now I can work on filling up this room with glam details.
I am so glad I didn't chicken out on my ceiling plans this time!
I love this ceiling detail.
It really makes the over all look and feel of the room.
I like how the darker area sets off the chandelier.
I must say, working with a ceiling can be challenging, especially to your neck!!
Looking up and working against gravity is not easy.
But I think it's worth it.
Thanks for stopping by!!