Mar 21, 2011

A Touch of Sky

Mike painted the ceiling in the guest room.  It's hard to tell from the photos, but the ceiling isn't actually white - it's light blue.  We mixed flat white ceiling paint with a little leftover palladian blue  in a 5 to 1 ratio to give the ceiling a nice soft tint.  If you have to paint, why make it white and boring?  We also did this in the master bedroom with 10% palladian blue.  When we eventually install crown molding in here, the bright white molding will really pop against the colors.  And I love light blue ceilings, it makes me think of the sky.

Of course, nothing in this house is ever simple.  Mike patched the cracks in the ceiling, sanded and started painting... and the paint roller started bringing down chunks of ceiling in new spots!  It was ridiculous.  No wonder people cover their old plaster ceilings with drywall!  Mike had to scrape the problem areas, patch the chunks, and then apply a skim coat over a much larger surrounding area so the whole thing would hold.  Once it was dry and sanded smooth, he re-painted large sections of the ceiling a second time.  Luckily we mixed extra ceiling paint and stored it in the freezer.

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