31 August 2007

Tailored Walls

The big project that I have been putting off for forever was painting the ceiling in our living room. You may remember is was on my list (which i will be updating soon). It seemed like such a hassle and I kept finding excuses not too, I though it was going to take days to finish. But last night, I mustered up all of my energy and set to work. The result: 3 hours later, I had a finished ceiling and and living room that makes me REALLY happy. And it was so much easier then I thought it would be.

Our house is a little bungalow style cottage and I had seen a style in some bungalows where the ceiling and the top 6-12 inches of the wall are painted one color and the walls are painted a different color with a piece of trim separating them. That is the look I am going for. I still need to get the trim to separate the colors. I think I will paint it a rich chocolate brown. I have also toyed with the idea of using chocolate brown velvet ribbon instead of wood, but I am still experimenting. More pics when I get that done.


Leigh said...

I like the ceiling. Is it white or a shade darker / brownish? Looking forward to seeing the trim.

The Hip Homemaker said...

Thanks Leigh! it is a nice creamy vanilla color. The ceiling was primer white and I really didn't like it. I am still working on the trim. Hopefully I will have pics soon.