Sunday, February 7, 2016

Craft Room Ceiling

The craft room ceiling was a work in progress a lot longer than I thought it would be. Finding the right look without spending much made my brain hurt from so much thinking...LOL!

This is what needed to be covered...but with what??


I spent many hours, days and possibly weeks staring at it over and over. The first thought was to cover it with paint and maybe give it a more light and open feeling.


My craft room vision did not include this dark, dirty wood.
When I say unfinished basement I mean just that. Insulation is showing around the entire ceiling so covering that was another challenge to overcome.


Instead of looking at it repeatedly I knew it was time to just dive in. One afternoon when I got home from work the paint came out and I got busy. That was a Friday and by Saturday evening it was done....well sort of done. The paint was soaking into the wood and it was very difficult to get even coverage. The beams were taking the paint pretty well and at least it looked a little cleaner and brighter.


So back it was to staring at it.....
Then I saw this lovely room and the ceiling!!
Finally I knew what might work.
Fabric :)


I have lots of curtains that are used for different seasons around my home. There were some I knew I had not used in a very long time that would give the soft and bright look I was going for.
It did not take long and I was headed to my storage area to grab what I needed. The curtains were cut lengthwise in half and gathered to fit the spaces between the beams.


I borrowed Mr. Darlings heavy duty stapler to secure the fabric at each end. Standing on a step ladder and holding the fabric while stapling is no easy task. I may look for something to finish the edges where the staples went in later but for now it will do just fine :)


I left a skirt to cover that yucky insulation that was showing around the edge. I think it softens it pretty well.





This portion of the craft room project cost me nothing but my time.


Mr. Darling has offered to install some shelving for this space from some leftover wood. I will share that with you next time. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!
Karen

26 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This is genius and oh so pretty! Great job! Have a blessed week.

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Thanks Vicky :) It has lightened up the space so well.

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  2. Karen the fabric is a very clever solution and looks pretty and dreamy. Wishing you a fun week ahead.
    xx,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera. It covered up a lot of what the paint did not. I am so happy with the soft look it created :)

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  3. Pure genius!! Love it, what a transformation!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It's becoming a much more inspiring space now :)

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  4. Love how you used the fabric. DANG, what an awesome idea girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I was so glad I had enough fabric...it was close :)

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  5. You did it !!!!!
    it all looks much better and your idea was perfect

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  6. WOWZA!!! N0w that is one amazing transformation of a ceiling that is not finished off!! But you have finished it off beautifully, my friend!! Gorgeous!!

    Thanks so much for all your visits! I am playing catch up!!

    Hugs.
    Deb

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    1. Thanks Debbie. It has kept me pretty busy. See you soon :)

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  7. Hi Karen, WOW this is amazing and you did a fabulous job!! It is bright and fresh and oh so pretty. You did an amazing job. I was thrilled to see your source pic from Fifi O'Neil. When I redid my studio, this was my inspiration from Romantic Country back about 2007/08. We wrote back and forth and she came to visit and loved it. I have made some changes over the years since then but primarily still have the black toile and white, which I love together.
    Congrats to you and a job so well done. It is beautiful and your are an inspiration. Blesings for a great week. xo

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    1. Thank you Celestina, I am drawn to the black and white as well. I love your craft room and all of your home the way you have used the black, white & cream. It makes quite a statement and is so versatile when it comes to seasonal décor. I love the way incorporate the red...it's great!! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments on my project. It means a lot to me :)
      Blessings to You

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  8. Cutest ceiling ever. I just found your blog. I love it. I'm your newest follower.

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  9. Cutest ceiling ever. I just found your blog. I love it. I'm your newest follower.

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    1. Hello Valerie, thank you for your sweet comment and stopping by. It is very nice to meet you today :)

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  10. Karen, you are so clever! I love it and I think it's ingenious. Are you on Hometalk? It's a super site and I bet a lot of people would love to see your crafty ideas, especially your rug and ceiling!! Amazing!

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    1. Thank you Kim, it was a lengthy process but well worth it :) I am not on Hometalk but will check it out. Take care and Happy Wednesday!

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  11. Brilliant! I love it, Karen. I like the way you let the beams show, too. Great job. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy...it is much brighter now with the white fabric :)

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  12. Oh Karen, I love the ceiling! The fabric makes it look so chic and cozy :) Your craft room is coming along nicely and I can't wait to see it all finished {{smiles}}

    Also, your Valentine's Day looked simply wonderful! You decorated so nicely and your table was a feast for the eyes.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie...It is very cozy and much more inspiring :)

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  13. Karen, your creative solution for the ceiling is lovely. It really soften the look. Great job! Thanks for sharing at DI&DI. xo

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    1. Thank you Linda, the ceiling now feels a little brighter and happier! Thanks for having me at DI&DI :)

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  14. I would have never thought of that in a million years, genius idea!

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    1. Thank you Christine...it is working out well to brighten the space :)

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