Finally. You may remember the stenciling mishap we had a few weekends back. Well, it was disheartening to have to paint over a large portion of Dain’s hard work, but it had to be done in order to make the ceiling look fabulous. And it was worth it in the end because we are loving our Moroccan print Turkish Teal. Dain’s neck will probably be sore for a few days, but no pain no gain right? Easy for me to say. I have a feeling this will be our one and only ceiling masterpiece, but walls (that I envision striped in the near future) will now seem so much easier.
Here’s where we last left everything. Dain (sadly) marked the problem area with tape so he would know which section needed to be painted over.
Then he stewed about it for a few days before getting back in the saddle. And four coats of white ceiling paint later, the problem area was ready to be stenciled…again. Of course each coat had to dry for at least 4 hours before re-coating so it was not a quick process. Here’s what it looked like after two coats.
Clearly in need of two more coats, but finally the moment came this weekend. Dain kicked his stenciling skills into high gear yesterday and was able to finish the entire ceiling with about 8 hours of neck-wrenching work. It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing though thanks to way too much dry paint on the stencil.
About halfway through, the stencil started to get very heavy from all of the paint build-up. This probably isn’t a showstopper when stenciling a wall, but since he was using a combination of stencil spray tack and painting tape to hold it in place on the ceiling, the extra weight started to make it more and more difficult to keep in place. The only answer was to try to clean the stencil. After about a half hour of scraping the excess paint off by hand, it was back to its original state, and Dain was ready to take on the second half of the ceiling.
And here is the finished product…with no mistakes this time.
We are truly loving it. It’s unlike any room in our house, which is perfect for a sun room. It feels really good to have this part of our sun porch renovation out of the way, and now we think (fingers crossed) we’re going to finish it in the near future. Next up we’ll be installing new baseboards, hanging curtain rods, picking out and purchasing curtains, and decorating. Thanks for sticking with us on the longest project ever. Have you ever had a project drag on for months or is it just us?