Create the illusion of a vaulted ceiling using nothing more than paint.
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Taniya Nayak: You know it took Michael Angelo about four years to paint the ceiling of the 16th Chapel but in only half a day you can create the optical illusion of a voltage ceiling in your own home. Vaulting is so inexpensive that you will have plenty of money left over to buy pillows and accessories for a total room transformation for a less than of $100. This boring guest room has a neutral color palette which is a great blend canvas for a voltage ceiling. The key to making a full voltage ceiling work is to find a perfectly square or rectangular room. I’m going for concentric a shape, that’s a square within a square within a square. My first step is measure out the room, a little trick don’t make your life difficult just measure out the floor. Before I tackle the ceiling I’m mapping it up for a sand of piece of paper to make sure I have no errors. The way I’m choosing to make my grid is to have a two foot parameter on the outside, my next tear will have a one foot parameter and then whatever is lack in the center is left in the center. Now, I am ready to take these measurements and apply it to the ceiling. Making your grid is a snap it the use of chalk line instead of the pencil because it erase it a lot easier. One the chalk line are drawn, I’m covering them with one inch white tape, this tape is going to serve two purposes, one is that to keeps the paint from spilling in to one another and two when I pill the tape off I’m going to have a perfect one inch barrier between each tear. Now, I’m ready to paint, these are my grid I have three tears that means three paint colors. Picking the paint color is the fun part, having a neutral base like this room has you could use just about any color. I choose to use soft shades of green for a very soothing effect. To make painting a ceiling neither and easier, invest in extension pull and shields for you roll it. I’m using my lightest color on the outside and I’m working my way in getting darker as I get to the center. Once I pulled the tape it will actually fill like the ceiling receives up towards the sky. The best way to pick your colors is to take one paint start and choose every other color staring way just about this. It’s time for the final color the last effect that’s going to give that great voltage filling that is beautiful. When removing the tape pull down at the 90 degree angle to get a sharp, clean line. By only spending $30 on paint for the ceiling I have plenty of money left over to buy accessories to tie the look of the room together. These natural elements and our tones are creating a perfect flow from floor to ceiling. The ceiling was always there and always ignored, now with shades of green going from light to dark and separated with thin white lines create the optical illusion of the voltage ceiling. Don’t be afraid to tell you guest that you did it all for under a $100 and a less than half a day.
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