Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ornamental plaster in the Master Bedroom

Wow, it's been nearly a year since I moved in to my forest home in the mountains of Idaho. I can't believe it! And I've spent plenty of time working on it. 

The master bedroom is large but because there is so much wall space, it was also very plain. Not any more!

I decided to add ornamental plaster to the ceiling with painted frames, a Raised Plaster Stencil and plaster pieces from our plaster molds.

I first painted a large rectangle in pale brown then created an outer border that I faux finished with simple dark brown paint over the top of the light brown color I used for the center.

I then applied our Raised Plaster Floral Central Stencil in the center, repeated 4 times in to a large medallion.

 I cast all the pieces I needed then painted them pewter.

I applied each piece to the edge of the painted ceiling frames by spreading pre-tinted joint compound over the back of each piece which serves as the adhesive.

Applying the pieces is a cinch! Simply hold in place for 60 seconds, let go and it becomes permanent (though actually removable someday is need be...by why would you want to?)

The master bedroom took on a very elegant, high end look with the addition of the plaster ceiling frame. I love it and now wake up to it each morning with a smile on my face. The cool thing is that it also increases the value of my home (quite literally, since it's known as "custom plaster" to appraisers!).

Now, think about your own home. Would it benefit with the addition of a ceiling frame or medallion? You can simply do something simple around a light fixture then paint it the same color as the ceiling for understated beauty!

In my next post, I'll show you how I brought the whole room together with accessories and further faux finishes.

Visit the VictoriaLarsen.com website for more decorating projects just like this one.

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