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« on: May 24, 2010 10:47:08 AM »

So I recently moved into a new apartment that is in an old Victorian building. The living room is painted really wild colors, but I love them and want to keep them. The problem is that the ceilings are really high, and the person who painted the walls didn't manage to get the top straight (it's missing about an inch on the top of paint, and it's not really straight).

Here's a pic of the top of the walls.

I would like to keep the colors but I don't want to have to repaint in order to even out the top, so I thought maybe I could cover it with something. My mother suggested a wallpaper border, but I tend to think those are a little tacky. Any ideas?






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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010 11:38:32 AM »

Paint some wood trim white to match the ceiling (or you might be able to buy it pre-finished) and use finishing nails to attach it. Old houses like that often had molding at the ceiling, so it should fit the architectural style, too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010 01:09:06 PM »

you could do a wallpaper border, with something else than a ready made (tacky) border.
You could buy white (or whatever colour you like) wall paper cut it your preferred width and stencil it to match your theme/colors. (depending on how wide you want the border to be one roll might be enough. Or you could use nice gift wrap. I ones did this to a room I lived in as a student and it looked so good it became the most popular room in the house (we don't have dorm's here). I used 2 rolls of stripey giftwrap which I cut into strips of 6 inches wide.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010 02:05:42 PM »

Paint some wood trim white to match the ceiling (or you might be able to buy it pre-finished) and use finishing nails to attach it. Old houses like that often had molding at the ceiling, so it should fit the architectural style, too.
I second this idea.  Crown moulding would be the ticket, especially if you want to keep with the victorian style.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010 02:46:04 PM »

Thanks guys! That's a good idea! Now I just need to find a ladder tall enough to get me up there!
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010 05:31:32 PM »

Paint some wood trim white to match the ceiling (or you might be able to buy it pre-finished) and use finishing nails to attach it. Old houses like that often had molding at the ceiling, so it should fit the architectural style, too.
I second this idea.  Crown moulding would be the ticket, especially if you want to keep with the victorian style.
I was just coming in to say exactly this!! I actually think it looks weird without it!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010 05:46:23 PM »

Thanks! There must have been moulding at some point, because it is elsewhere in the apartment, just not in this room.

Are the colors too wild? Now I'm thinking of repainting, but it seems like PITA right now.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010 05:52:20 PM »

I personally LOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEE the colours!!! whats on the blue wall to the left?
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010 05:53:03 PM »

I'd put off painting. See if you still like it in a few months. I think the colors are fun. I got so sick of white apartment walls.
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010 09:39:59 PM »

Bella - Do you mean the hanging lantern? Or do you mean stuff that you can't see on the pic?
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