The prettiest thing I did this week was the store display ceiling:
|The ceiling of our display house at|
Happily Ever After.
It was a very easy ceiling to make. I am too busy at the moment to cut strip woods and crown moldings to create a drop, tray, or Victorian, ceiling. World Market has this paper/Styrofoam ceiling product. It is supposed to be a "tin" ceiling, and it is paintable!
|Above is the full sheet as it's sold; Below is the section I cut out|
of my sheet to create the layer look in the ceiling.
Then I painted the sheet sage green to match the decor of the house. But the delicate, interesting design on the ceiling doesn't pop out when it's all white or all sage green . . .
|The detail on the tin ceiling is amazing, but hard to see.|
|Highlighting the detailing on the ceiling sheet.|
I used various color Sharpies on this scrap piece.
Then came the second obstacle: the ceiling sheet wasn't as wide as the ceiling. So I filled in the sides with a wooden trim painted sage green that had a swirly design similar to the wallpaper in the center. Then I markered-up the detail pattern! (Okay, 'markered-up' isn't a real word, but the paint, glue, and marker fumes may have killed a few brain cells!)
|These wood trims had a similar pattern as the center wallpaper!|