And ended up with another in progress project.
Let me back up. You see the dining room ceiling has been bugging me for awhile.
We started with this and I am sure that you can understand why it was the one of the first things to be painted.
I am not sure why I filled in the paint colors exactly how the previous owners did on the decorative aspect of the ceiling. Obviously they were not expert interior designers. At least not in this decade. Early 90’s maybe.
But that is what I did, using one shade deeper on the color strip on the ceiling.
After living with it for awhile, I did not like how the crown molding was not prominent and there was too much white up there. However, there were other projects to do and Mr. “We need to finish everything we are doing before we start something new” did not think it was a priority to change.
That is where poker night came in.
I has spent the entire day sewing drapery panels for the kitchen. And they were not finished so I was feeling like starting something new and Derek was gone for a couple of hours. See where this is going?
So with my trusty side kick of red wine, I emptied the dining room, taped the molding, halfway tarped the carpet (it already has major battle scars so I am impressed I tarped at all), and broke out the wall color to apply to the ceiling.
I told myself it would only take an hour and I am happy to report that I was correct. I would just move all the furniture back in and he would not even notice.
Except I don’t know if I like it. Ehhhh…
During the day it is OK….
But at night the darker ceiling looks really blue and the lighter color looks more gray/green. And does not look like it matches at all.
You can tell he is really loving that I am iffy on my new project. Especially since all the dining room furniture is blocking the stairs and front door currently. So much for being stealthy.
And I could leave it because it is OK. But it was just OK the last time and it has brought
us me back to repainting. I see myself trying to eat my turkey at Thanksgiving but not enjoying myself because I can’t get over that the ceiling colors don’t match.
So my other options-
a) change the globes on the light fixture because I think it is their yellowness that is causing the issue.
b) change the color of the inset….like a metallic pearl or silver
c) Derek’s idea, paint the vertical part of the inset white so that the two colors are not next to each other and therefore do not look so different at night
I am open for other ideas because I am officially stumped.
And annoyed because I while I was painting I was already writing this post in my head. Except it had a better ending. Like- I love it! It did not cost a cent! Derek was so surprised that I totally completed a project in a couple of hours. Go forth and paint your ceilings because it is so much fun!