hosted by Claire Justine
This week I have been "creating" in the spare bedroom and thought I'd show you the final photos in mending my early 18th century ceiling project!
This was how it was patch repaired and sanded down - no longer a great bowing in the ceiling and already for decorating.
Managed to get 2 pieces of wallpaper up by myself without too many mishaps and very pleased I got it straight and lining up everywhere as this was my first attempt at ever wallpapering :)
Then onto trying to match the colour of the original ceiling so that I'd only have to do the bit I'd repaired. No such luck and after unsuccessfully painting it to find it dried to a darker blue I finally gave up and bought new pale blue paint to do the whole of this side of the room sloped ceiling.
Then I managed to get two more pieces (this time of lining paper) up on to the wall that I'd also had to re-plaster some small holes and finally painted that a purple colour rather than the deep blue it had been before. It needed two coats to get rid of such a strong colour underneath but everyone agrees it now looks SO much better. My next task will be to hopefully colour co-ordinate the bed linen and maybe get a throw to put over the black leather sofa in there and then it will look like a really nice guest bedroom :)
I know it's not perfect but for a first go at a lot of DIY things I am really pleased with how it's ended up and I don't think too many people would notice anything too bad if I don't point it out!!
I welcome any feedback or tips you can give and I'd love to know what everyone else has been getting up to on their creative side too or their own DIY jobs around the place?