I have had so much fun using our guest room as my designer "test kitchen" for a ceiling treatment. I swore last time we painted ceilings that I wouldn't do it again, since I seem to be sore down through my spine for weeks. But, I almost can't help myself! The opportunity presented itself, and this is what I did, no less than 5 different times painting the ceiling. I did drag it out for 2-3 weeks so I could heal in between sessions, but this can't be good, at my age.
1. ceilings same color as the wall (BM Cumulus Cloud)
2. taping off a border
3. painting the outer border a medium gray (BM River Relections)
4. taping another border and painting the edge the wall color again.
5. painting the center the darkest gray (BM Equestrian Gray)
6. experimenting with tape lines to show possible dark paint lines between colors
7. painting the entire outer border the medium gray ( and realized that the dark in the center looked like the ceiling was falling).
8. then painted the center the wall color, so it's lightest in the center. Do you believe this center color is the same as the wall color? Yep.
1. a very slow learner, 2. couldn't imagine the exact effect- even when drawn out on paper, 3. a glutton for punishment ,4. fickle or 5. my worst client! I admit to all of the above. I may still do a little more accenting, but I did get my new fixtures up! It is really fun to try things out in my own home so I have more experience in what to suggest for clients.
I may be done with ceiling painting for a while....maybe!