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My Ceiling Decision

Some of you have already seen this over on the A2D Facebook page, so I thought I’d bring the rest of you up to speed.

The other day, I decided that was tired of being undecided on what to do with my ceiling, so I was just going to paint it white.  But before I did that, I decided to paint the grooves black so that they would show up really well.  It sounds tedious, but because I was going to prime and paint the boards, I wasn’t even careful about not getting the black on the face of the boards. 

Once the black was dry, I got my paint brush and my Kilz and got started priming the face of the boards.  But as I was painting, I noticed that as my paint brush ran out of primer, it left a dry brush effect that I absolutely LOVED! So, I changed my plan and dry brushed the rest of the boards that were installed. I absolutely love it. I mean…really, really LOVE it!!

You’ll remember that with the stain alone, they were very dark.  TOO dark.  And really, it also looked a bit blah. 

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But here’s what it looks like with the black around the edges and the white dry brushed all over.  I absolutely love the effect that the black paint has!!

So that’s the plan.  Definitely.  For sure.  Set in stone.  No more flipflopping.  No more second guessing myself.  This is what I’m doing, and I LOVE it!!

I mean, I know I only have a few rows done, but when I’m over in the corner of the kitchen getting something out of that cabinet, and I happen to glance up at my ceiling, it just makes me happy!!  I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve gone into the kitchen, turned on the light, and just stood there looking at those eight little rows of dry brushed boards.  Happiness!!  Oh, I can’t wait to get this finished now.



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    Ashley W.
    March 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I love it…can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Stephanie
    March 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    That looks really, really pro. How did you know to layer on the different finishes?

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    March 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Stephanie, I didn't "know" anything! 😀 It was very much a happy accident.

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    The O's
    March 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I absolutely love it too! Great job!

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    [email protected] Decor Accents | Outdoor Garden Decoratios
    March 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    It looks really awesome – different than any ceiling paneling I have seen before. The black, like you said, just gives the right effect. Really, a nice little "happy accident" that turned out to look just great. I would love to see it in person.

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    Nancy U
    March 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    My Mom is a painter. She says that half of making art is recognizing and embracing your best 'mistakes". Congratulations on a great mistake!

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    Cammee
    March 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Oooooohhhh, I LOVE it! Don't you love when experiments turn out? Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Kim-A Creative Spirit
    March 4, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I LOVE it and can't wait to see it finished….

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    Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!)
    March 5, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Gorgeous! You deserve double the credit for doing the arms-over-your-head move which is so hard!

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    Jamie C.
    March 5, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Kristi, that looks amazing! I wish I had a room to do that in : )

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    SandyinDenver
    March 5, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Love love love! I also love the birds/trees….that's exactly what I want to do in my next nursery (if/when there will be a "next nursery"). WOW…maybe I should do this ceiling in the nursery too?! My husband will kill me.

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    Anne
    March 5, 2011 at 6:44 am

    As always, you've come up with the perfect solution!! I love the way the black around the edges looks!!

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    Kate M
    March 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Wow, that is just beautiful! But I admire your patience in painting all the grooves!!!

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    NumberMonkey
    March 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Did you do it all with Kilz? What paint did you use? Great effect, I'm thinking of doing something different in our study.. You got me thinking!

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    [email protected] Decor Accents | Outdoo
    April 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    It looks really awesome – different than any ceiling paneling I have seen before. The black, like you said, just gives the right effect. Really, a nice little "happy accident" that turned out to look just great. I would love to see it in person.

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    April 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Stephanie, I didn't "know" anything! 😀 It was very much a happy accident.

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