There’s No Turning Back Now!!

Well, I said that the majority would rule on this, and the last time I looked, here’s what the majority said…

Not only did the majority say to paint it white, but when I factored in the total number who said my ceiling needed to be lighter, I knew I had to do something. So, before I had a chance to second-guess the democratic process, I whipped out my roller and made the decision irreversible.

Nope, there’s no turning back now.

I know some of you will be disappointed, but I did say that the majority would rule on this one, and the majority has spoken. But I’m thinking about doing a tutorial on how to do this ceiling (which I also think would look fabulous as a wall treatment), and I’ll include how to do the stained/dry brushed look. I think it would be really great in a room that has higher ceilings and lots of natural light (unfortunately, I have neither), or on a wall in a man’s office, a boy’s bedroom, or a game room/play room. Really, the possibilies are endless as long as you have lots of light!

Anyway, I’ll show you the finished painted ceiling as soon as I have time to finish it. For now, my arms and my neck need a rest.

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    March 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I LOVE IT! Question…How did you adhere the wood to the ceiling? Nails and glue? I cannot tell from the photo's if there are nail holes or not! Like I said, I am doing this in my kitchen, already stained white!

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    March 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Looks great Kristi! I really like the white!!

    I wanted to let you know that I thought of you over the weekend when a Ballard Designs catalog came in the mail. I opened the first page and saw… a wood sunburst mirror (http://www.ballarddesigns.com/oversized-sunburst-mirror/198107?listIndex=1&listId=SEARCHRESULTS) remarkably similar to the one you made with wood shims and it was selling for a whopping.. wait for it… $349 (sale price $280)!

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    March 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Tiffany, thanks so much for the link!! I can't believe anyone would pay over $300 for such a thing!!!! Wow, and my version costs about $30. Unbelievable!

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    March 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Much better! But I'm glad you are doing a tutorial because it would be great for a wall.

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    Josh and Brittany
    March 7, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I love the painted look! Looks great!

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    Maya's Musings
    March 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I love it! I voted for painting 😉

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    March 8, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Much better! I do like how you can still see the black in the seams. I hope you don't get too sore with all this overhead painting! 😉

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    March 8, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I was too late to the party, so I didn't vote, but I'm sure it's going to look wonderful when it's done.

    BTW – every time I see your kitchen cabinets, I have to admire your gorgeous kichen – I love it!

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    The Motts
    March 8, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I love it lighter! i think everything looks great white! cant wait for the tutorial!

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    Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!)
    March 8, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Ok, I have to admit, it looks better white! I voted to leave it, but I think it was partly sympathy for all the hard work it would mean for you!

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    Kim-A Creative Spirit
    March 8, 2011 at 1:29 am

    SOrry I missed the vote, but I will tell you that I think you made the right decision in the end. HMMMM could you use that technique with the black around the edges, dry brushed thing somewhere else in a larger space…..

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    March 8, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I voted for white too and it looks great!

    I think you are right you need higher ceilings to handle a darker look. Which reminded me of one of the rooms from HGTV's Sarah's House. They put barn siding on the ceiling which was really high. Did you see the episode? It's was the Farmhouse redo.

    I sure enjoy your blog. You are very creative – and ambitious. 🙂

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    March 8, 2011 at 4:49 am

    This looks great!! So now it's totally too late, but I wonder how it would look with that blue color on your cabinets in the cracks instead of black.

    Fortunately, it's too late, and the black looks awesome, and I can't wait to see how it all looks when you're done. 🙂

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    March 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I love the ceiling painted white. A big project…I admire you for taking it on.
    Can't wait to see the results!
    Cheryl ay My Sister's Cottage

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    March 8, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    i love it too!! So glad that you decided to go with the white.

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    March 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I missed the vote, but I agree with you. The dry brush look is fantastic, I absolutely love it, but works better in a different room. Maybe on my vaulted ceilings? Oh, the spa appointments I would need!

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    March 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I LOVE it white! Thank you for keeping us up-to-date with progress pics. Maybe now I can convince my hubby that we need to do this to our ceilings. ha!

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    The O's
    March 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I voted to keep it as is but of course, it looks good white too! 😉

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    March 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

    My vote would be to paint the ceiling white. I just love white ceilings but your effort is great, I like your decision though.

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    March 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I nearly always vote for a white ceiling (just me) I love the light! I am thinking of doing something different in the office, lots of light…

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    April 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I LOVE it white! Thank you for keeping us up-to-date with progress pics. Maybe now I can convince my hubby that we need to do this to our ceilings. ha!

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