Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Star Stenciled Ceiling

As you know, last week, I worked on a star stenciled ceiling for a nursery project. My client wanted the feel of Osbourne & Little's star wallpaper, without the hassle of actual wallpaper. I have to admit that I was a little nervous about the painstaking part of this project (back aches! Neck aches! Math!), but it actually wasn't bad at all. I think that I have figured out how to tackle these types of projects at this point (after my ceiling striping from a few years ago!), so things come a little quicker to me now. Live and learn, ya know!?


I made a stencil:

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and got to it:

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The actual stenciling part wasn't bad at all. The measuring for where the stars should go was the hard part. I made a grid on the ceiling with measuring tapes and a yardstick, and was able to place my stars precisely that way. It took me about a day and a half/two days to finish. 


in this photo, you can still see my lines: 


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in the works!

and, done:

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What do you guys think? I have to say - I really like it, and I am trying to decide where I can do this in my own new house :) 

40 comments:

  1. Looks really good. I saw a pin on Pinterest with this same ceiling...you did an awesome job.

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  2. Love it! You did such a good job!

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  3. This is such a great idea for a kid's room or nursery! I think it would be super fun in black polka dots or even triangles too.

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  4. Love, love, love it!! Know you client must be thrilled!!

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  5. Looks great! What paint did you use?

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  6. awesome! What kind of paint and brush did you use??

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  7. Awesome. How did you erase the lines?

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  8. Hi Kristen - I just wanted to let you know that I loved your ceiling stencil, so I just featured it on my weekly DIY post: http://www.organicallyopulent.com/top-ten-diys-issue-9/.

    I couldn't seem to pull you up on Google+ but I wanted to get in touch. So cute! Great job!

    Cortney@organicallyopulent.com

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  9. Super nice job. You make my arms hurt. Alison

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  10. How did you get rid of the pencil lines?? Did you paint in between each of the stars when you were done stenciling?? Love it!
    -Emily

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  11. adorable!

    and i have to ask, where did you find those giraffe light fixtures? they are FANTASTIC!

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  12. http://www.wayfair.com/Robert-Abbey-Jonathan-Adler-Left-Facing-Giraffe-Wall-Sconce-in-White-Glaze-730L-RAB2495.html

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  13. Love the stars on the ceiling - well done! I did a similar project but used different colors for the stars which came out great - fun and colorful but not in primary colors. Actually I found the palette of colors to use in the Color911 app which I use for all my DIY projects when I need color inspiration.
    Great job!

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  14. What is the spacing of the stars on the Osborne and Little wallpaper? or would you recommend for stars?

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  15. It's really wonderful! I have a question: what paint did you use?
    Thank you for your answer.
    Laure (from France)

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