April 10, 2015

A Heavenly Ceiling

Happy Friday, All!  

It's been raining here in Michigan for a couple of days. There's something about a rainy day that makes me want to clean the house and make things sparkle. Then sit down and read a good book!  And I love a thunderstorm at night - and we've had some loud weather!  I'm hoping you're not in the path of any tornadoes!  

When I posted my chandelier make-over yesterday, I realized I had never mentioned our dining room ceiling.

When we bought our house 11 years ago, our dining room did not have a light fixture over the dining area.  Instead it had four pot lights like you see all over our ceiling.

I wanted a chandelier so my husband grabbed the wiring from one of the pot lights and took it the middle of the ceiling over the table and hung our chandelier.  He then took out the pot lights and covered them with moulding; forming a square over the dining room table.

Then I painted the square area of the ceiling over the table.  It was originally a different color but when I redecorated...out came the paint again.

I used Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua, white and Valspar Metal and Patina Glaze in Gold.  I put the aqua in one side of this paint tray and a very small amount of white in the other.  You can get this divided sponge roller and tray and these paint products at Lowe's.

While the chandelier and ceiling medallion were off,  I started painting in the middle of the ceiling square and rolled out away from the center.  I added more paint to my roller as I went in whichever color I wanted more of.  I then added a small amount of gold to the white side of the tray and went back over it again, blending my colors until I had the look I wanted.  

When the chandelier's on, the light picks up the glaze and adds a pretty sheen to the ceiling.
But in the daytime it gives a very soft effect and adds some definition to our very open floor plan.
I think it's heavenly!  Have a wonderful weekend!

love and blessings~

"Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies."  Psalm 36:5

PS - My son just got up and informed me that we're out of milk.  Apparently I DON'T like to grocery shop in the rain!  haha


  1. Lynda, what a beautiful ceiling and, yes, heavenly! I want you to know you made my day with your visit and incredibly sweet comments. I appreciate you!

    1. Thank you, Rita! I'm so glad! love and blessings~

  2. It is, indeed, a heavenly ceiling...very pretty.