Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Life's too short for white ceilings

Want to make a statement?  Quit doing white ceilings.  And if you really want to make a statement, don't just paint them one color! (But that works too).
This design is thanks to Debra Lovell, aka my craft room designer and partner in crafty crime.  It sorta looks like the green stripe is on the wall, but no, it's on the ceiling. 
The chandelier came from my favorite resale shop, the ginormous Jackson Resale Factory.  I think it was $12.    Of course it wasn't red when I picked it up....  but I just so happened to have some red spray paint for Debra to use on it.  That's one thing you should always have on hand, right along with a good pair of scissors.  Red spray paint!
Something went a little wrong with the measuring, no pointing fingers on that one, haha, so we had to put a piece of plywood over the hole.  Our solution?  Paintable wallpaper!  It wasn't as easy to put on as we thought it would be...  Thankfully my mother was visiting me.  It would not have happened if I had been by myself.  Oh no.
How about it?  Got an out-of-the-white-norm ceiling in your house?!!!

Check out other ceilings in my house: 
my eating area and office:  http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/06/dont-ignore-ceiling.html

16 comments:

  1. What a great idea. They did used to wall paper ceilings back in the day. Wall Paper party any one?

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  2. Kammy! This is fantastic! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! (Especially the paintable wallpaper. he he he). I think your little "mistake" turned into an actual blessing because it really makes that chandelier pop! Its like a DIY ceiling medallion! LOVE IT! Great job!

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  3. I spray painted my chandelier too but it was oil rubbed bronze instead of red. I'll have to send you a picture. Great job once again! Whenever I want to be creative, I think, "what would Kammy do?"
    -Cilla

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  4. So pretty and creative! I love the red chandelier!

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  5. Fantastic - I love the red fixture against the gray and green - plus the curtains are beautiful. Should inspire all types of creative juices!

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  6. Awesome! It does liven up your ceiling. Looks great!

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  7. This is so creative...I'm just not sure I'm daring enough to try something like this. Great job!

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  8. that really adds a pop! I'd love you to link this up to my what we wore party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  9. Kammy...your painted ceiling and chandy are out of this world awesome!!! I so love how you think outside of the box! :) :)

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  10. What a fabulous idea. It has been featured here:
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2011/12/weekend-features.html
    xo,
    mONICa

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  11. I love, love, love this and so happy to have found your blog via Motivate Me Mondays - I had to become a follower!

    xo

    Christa

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  12. So fun! I love how creative this is!

    --Katie
    www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
    Creatively Living Outside the Box

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  13. I agree with you totally!! The ceiling is a boring plane of white typically!!! Dress it to impress! Love the diamond shape and use of multiple colors! Great project!

    Stoping by from Sisters of the Wild West!

    -Megan
    http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/

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  14. oh my gosh, how fun! love that bold combo!

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