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Friday, December 5, 2014

Glam room - Looking Up!!

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
-Crown molding
-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!!


http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com said...

Wow. Its really coming along. The ceiling and the window trim look great!

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Your chandelier is exquisite! It always feels amazing to change up a space and make it look beautiful in our homes! Lovely job! God bless! Net