Yes, we have basically completed the construction phase of our bedroom update but I am still waiting for some key pieces of furniture before I post our reveal.
In the meantime though I thought I would give you a sneak peek and highlight the treatment we added to the bedroom ceiling.
This is the view into our bedroom from the hallway. I loved the looks of this Echelon ceiling fixture when I saw it on-line but it took two different electricians and an unexpectedly large block of time to put it together. The only reason I mention this is because after I ordered this light I began seeing it on numerous websites and if it is something you are looking at too I think you should know what you are buying. I was so pleased with the Hudson Valley lighting we put in the bathroom but I was less thrilled with this light. What can I say? It seems like so much of what is out there to buy comes from China and the construction can be beyond disappointing. In fact, we had to reorder this chandelier and use pieces from both fixtures to create one complete lamp. Now that it's hanging I am really pleased with how it looks but knowing what we had to go through to get to this point I doubt I would order it again.
You can catch a glimpse of our new bed and bedding but more on that later.
Even after we had begun our remodeling project I continued to look at bedrooms on Pinterest. I'm not sure if this was a good or bad thing. We were already too far along to incorporate some of the design elements that I saw but one thing we could still add was a more interesting ceiling treatment.
I was drawn to images like these:
I really liked these curved corner pieces but they would need to be ordered. So, in the interest of not taking any more time, since we were already way beyond our targeted completion date, I decided that mitered corners would be fine.
We also had some corners, juts, and duct work to navigate around.
In the end, though, I have to say that I was really pleased with the resulting look.
By using the lighter color of paint from the crown molding to the ceiling molding it appears that there is a wider molding extending onto the ceiling. The contrast on either side of the molding makes the center of the ceiling more dramatic.
The center ceiling color and the color of the accent wall are both painted in Pewter Tankard by Sherwin Williams. The color between the moldings is Sherwin Williams City Loft - the same color that is on the other three walls.
To the dismay of most designers we also replaced the ceiling fan. Hello, I am a woman of a certain age and I NEED my ceiling fan. I was more than a little surprised, though, when I found this Hampton Bay better than average looking ceiling fan at Home Depot of all places. Here's a BeColorful hint - Don't overlook the big box stores. They are doing a very decent job of following the trends and making them available at affordable prices. I appreciated the clean lines of this fan and I liked that it could be hung without the light kit. It was incredibly well priced and it has been running steadily for about six weeks now. It's quiet and wobble free. Gotta love that. I also like the shiny silver finish and the gray blades. So much better than the brass and faux walnut number that had been here.
The ceiling plate went up without a coat of paint because I wan't here and Mike thought I wouldn't notice. :-/ It will be a bit trickier but I'll get that handled soon enough.
I do have to say one of my favorite things about our bedroom update is waking up and seeing a ceiling with a bit more pizazz than the dirty white swirly plaster ceiling with its webs of cracks that I had been looking at for the past fourteen years. This dramatic gray and white molded ceiling is one element I would definitely do again. In fact, I am thinking it would be awesome in our black dining room.
It's true, home decor is never finished.