After my forced two-week DIY project hiatus, I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. I finally finished my entryway credenza (which you can see here if you missed it), and today I’ll be working on some artwork to go over the credenza. And while I’m determined to make progress on my official 2017 to-do list, I’ll admit that I’d love to be working on my studio instead.
The problem is that the next step is electrical. And while I have my plan in place (with just a couple of tweaks needed that y’all brought to my attention), I’m not quite up for crawling through the attic just yet. I need to give it at least another week before I tackle that. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming and planning!
I think I’m still leaning towards very light lavender walls, but of course, that’s subject to change without prior notification. And I want to stick with white for the ceiling to keep the room light and bright. This wall color is pretty much perfection in my humble opinion.
But in my planning, it dawned on me that for the first time in my life, I have a room with a room with a vaulted ceiling. I’ve only ever lived in houses and apartments with 8-foot ceilings until now. And painting walls and ceilings different colors in rooms with vaulted ceilings isn’t quite so cut and dried. Where does the wall color end and the ceiling color begin on the gable walls?
It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but the two options really do look drastically different (at least to my eye), and I’m not quite sure which one I like better.
The first option is to paint the wall color all the way up on the gable walls.
What I’ve noticed about that option is that I really like it when the ceiling is something special, architectural, and textural, like in the first two pictures. But when the ceiling is just flat, plain white, like in the second picture (imagine it without the cross beams), the wall color going all the way up looks strange to me. And I have no idea why. I can’t put my finger on it.
The other option is to install crown moulding all the way around the room at the 8-foot mark, and keep the wall color below and the ceiling color above, even on the gable walls.
I think I might like this option better, but that could just be my lazy side dictating my decision. 😀 Installing crown moulding evenly around the room is doable. Frustrating, and one of my least favorite DIY tasks ever, but doable. But installing crown moulding on a vaulted ceiling is something I can’t even wrap my head around, and would have to hire out.
But I really do like the idea of having crown moulding around the room at the 8-foot height, and then putting rope lights inside the crown for uplighting on the ceiling.
Any thoughts? If you have vaulted ceilings, how did you do yours? Did you paint the wall color all the way up, or use crown installed horizontally and paint the wall color above and the wall color below?
I’m also having a hard time finding examples of each option that just have plain, drywalled, white ceilings. So if you come across any of those, feel free to forward them to me.
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