I've taken a lot of time to post because a lots been going on these days, hubby got operated all of a sudden, right on the next day of my last post, had to abandon everything for a few days. He's all well now Alhamdulillah (all praise be to God) :)
So the first thing i completed was my ceiling and stripped wall..
You can see the horrible state of wall plus ceiling and how i treated it here.
Now ALWAYSSSS REMEMBERRRR start from the top. If youre planning to change the whole room, start from the ceiling, come next to the walls and end at floor.
My room being the size of 3.5m×3m I opted for light color palette. Here's the exact color combo used:
Coral peach (head over heals in love with it)
And mud color (at least that's what i'll call it all my life)
Done with the molds treatment, i used quarter gloss water based emulsion in all three colors:
White for the base
coral for ceiling
mud for stripes
The reason i am being specific about "quarter gloss water based emulsion" is because of its elasticity.
The only long term solution to my problem of water leakage.
This paint would form bubbles instead of cracking and falling down and would stick back to the wall once the water dries.
First step was the white paint on the treated parts of ceiling, then used masking/paper tape all around the border of ceiling. NEVER SKIP THIS STEP or u'll end up in a greater mess.
Paint the ceiling and remove the tapes
The only drawback of gloss plastic emulsions, they can peal when the tape being removed :(
But using a blade cutter to cut the edge can take care of it. And if accidentally pealed, paint it back using small brush.
Now for the wall stripes, paint them vertically if you have low ceiling, it creates an illusion of height.
Paint'em horizontally if you have a small space like me, it makes the eyes go with the stripes creating illusion of longer area.
The width again depends on the size of room. Rule is simple:
Big room, wide stripes. Reason? Small stripes would clutter the look.
Small room, medium stripes. Reason? Too big stripes loose the impact in small space.
I painted 20cm wide stripes.
paint the base color, i kept it white.
btw here what that ugly corner look like now :')
All nice and neat. I slept staring it the following night :')
Start marking from the top on every 20cm till the bottom. Mark on both sides of walls.
Now take the masking tape and go from one mark to the other on the other end of wall.
U can use multiple colors for stripes, just paint the lightest shade as base and then work on it.
here's how to tape
With tape still on.
Tapes removed. Use tape to secure your door trim if you plan on keeping it the same color. I'll paint it white so didnt bother to save it.
Now starts the most fun part...!!!
Giving the ceiling that royal look I've always dreamed of! :')
I bought these gypsum crowns and corners.
4 pieces of large crown
A few stripes
A round medallion
and aloooot of corners because i wasn't sure of the design at that moment.
Arranged them in two different ways for the bordering of fan.
Hubby and i both agreed on the first one. And after the tiring procedure i am glad i didnt go for the squarish one. It would have driven me insane!
According to the pro i talked to in the shop, you're supposed to use patex glue and freshly mixed gypsum. Glue on the ceiling and gypsum on the piece.
Result? I broke 4 of the corners and one almost broke my head :/ yeah! That happened! :/
Then i left the pro- steps and simply applied aloooot of patex on the piece and aloooooot of glue gun's glue and stuck it. Time taken a few seconds without any broken bone :D
1. Spray paint the ornaments. use ABRO spray paints. they're the best in kuwait.
2. Make a square of tapes and stick it around the fan keeping it in center.
3. Use the two glues to stick the pieces one by one. use extension to keep glue gun with you on ladder.
this is the glue that guy gave me.
Don't worry about the company. In Kuwait you say patex and they give you this glue.
Here's my creation that replaced medallion :')
Sorry for the flashy images. i clicked these a few hours ago with lights off while hubby was asleep :P
4. Take the measurements for the border of the chandliers.
Once done with the corners just stick the stripes in the middle of the corners.
Here's what you get
I left some spaces between the corner and the stipe piece on the smaller sides.
ANDDDDD THE FINAL OUTCOME...
Hubby went all crazy about it. I planned on adding two large round medallion for chandeliers but hubby liked it this way :')
And he's so proud of me. Are'nt you as well? :')
and now the ceiling goes perfectly with my furniture aswell... what more could i ask for :')
Lastly lets talk about the cost.
If i call a pro for this:
Ceiling 30kd + wall 40kd because of stripes + decoration around 60kd with additional charges of paints and ornament around 15kd
That equals around 145kd (495 usd)
Cost of a diy:
Paints (i used 1litre can each and still have mud color left, coral was perfectly enough for my 3×3.5 m ceiling) plus other supplies roughly 10kd (35 usd)
Corners crowns and stripes around 6 kd(20usd)
Total-16kd (approx. 54usd)
A little hardwork can save us a fortune :)
Goodnews! I will be starting my facebook page soon so that all my beautiful readers can stay updated without missing a thing. And there you can share your version of what made!
KEEP DREAMING... KEEP DIY-ING XOXOXOX