Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How To Paint a Scalloped Border

So here it goes, pictures of Evie's ceiling project.  I love how the final product turned out.  It's fresh, a little whimsical and just happy.  Again, the color is Robins Nest from Benjamin Moore.  The final picture doesn't quite do it justice.  It looks much better in person, and there are many more projects left to do.  You'll notice that the ceiling light is next on my list.  :)

This project was fairly easy.  I broke it down into several steps and each step took about an hour and a half.  Most of time I started around 11 and ended up in bed at a somewhat reasonable hour.  :P  The actual painting part was pretty easy and surprisingly relaxing, especially with the house being so quiet.  I used a 1 1/2 in. stiff angled brush.  Worked great!

Here's how I did it:

The white trim was actually an after thought.  I was not completely sold on the scalloping initially and was a little worried.  I was hoping that a little white paint would jazz it up and it totally did the trick!


jm said...

Wow!!! It looks darling - a labor of love for sure. Can't wait to see the finished product.

cwu said...

So pretty! Evie is one blessed girl to have a mama that has such a creative gifting. Lovely work! Looking forward to seeing what else you do for the room.

Ellen Mallernee Barnes said...

I love this idea!


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