Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Things Are Looking Up (At My Stenciled Ceiling)!

Hi everyone! Hope you had a spectacular New Year's and are ready to forge on into 2013! I want to share the re-do of our little powder room
I completed recently.

Before: It was a pretty chocolate brown with light blue accents.  (Almost forgot to take a before pic - but clicked at the last minute!)

This picture is the only remaining decor from the "old" powder room.  I just love the color, the stripes, and the swirly background.  It was my inspiration for the re-do.  Right now, I have accented it with some winter greens & a pinecone.

 This is a view as you are entering.  I found the shabby, chippy shelf at Marshalls.  It has chicken wire in the doors.  The old bottles were found  buried in a friend's backyard and are all local. We added the granite top as part of our kitchen re-do.  I am planning on painting the vanity a creamy white (Benjamin Moore Subtle) soon.

 Here is a pic of my absolute favorite part of this room - although without any natural light, I was unable to get a decent pic of it.  Ta da! The stenciled ceiling.  I am in love.  The ceiling itself is a pale blue.  The stencil was done in Martha Stewart Metallic Silver glaze mixed with the taupe-y cream of the walls.  After sanding some spots to age it slightly, I finished the top with a clear glaze.
 I love how the ceiling picks up the background of the print without matching exactly.
 Another view of the cabinet and my Pottery Barn linen handtowels monogrammed and sporting honey bees.
The light fixture was from Lowe's and has seedy glass shades and Edison bulbs.  So charming at night.

Hey! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wishing you happiness,
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  1. Very cute!!!! Love it-that is quite a job- xo Diana

  2. Your ceiling looks great. Very unique and adds a nice touch to your room! (and your granite counter top is nice too)

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  3. That is so pretty, Jane. But, I bet your arms are tired! Love the shelf too..Happy New Year, Judy

  4. I like the lighter color you've chosen for your powder room. That ceiling is really amazing! I bet that was a challenge to do too. Anything on the ceiling always is. I know you must be happy to have that room finished so you can enjoy it now.

  5. Your powder room is lovely! I'm so impressed with the stenciled ceiling! Thank you for stopping by my blog & becoming my newest follower. I'm following you, too!


  6. Oh my word, how pretty. YOur powder room is lovely and I love the stenciled ceiling. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

  7. Wow, the ceiling looks fabulous!! Great job on the stencilling. I love the cute cabinet you found from Marshall's and all your pretty accents. I'm your newest follower :)

  8. Wow, nice transformation, and that ceiling is great!

  9. Wow! your powder room is so warm and inviting. The stenciled ceiling is stunning. Thanks for stopping in. hugs ~lynne ~