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« on: January 25, 2008 07:24:44 PM »

My aunt bought me this fabric when I went to visit (her daughter-my cousin- introduced me to this site!), and I made curtains! aren't they gorgeous? The fabric came from wal-mart- I only had 5 panels, so I used the beige curtains I already had as a filler.

each panel says "those who dream touch the stars"

ceiling shot!

My gorgeous ceiling took forever to paint! I had to use satin finish wall paint because ceiling paint wouldn't be dark enough. Textured ceiling + roller + special roller cover = still too much effort! It's actually a very dark purple. I used white acrylic paint for the stars. Originally, I was going to be super awesome and paint the constellations on my ceiling. 2 issues there: my ceiling isn't round (as the constellation charts were), and it's very hard to precisely star when one is craning one's neck to do the ceiling from a wobbly ladder. So, I winged it. (I get to make up my own constellations now, too!  Wink )You know those peel and stick glow in the dark stars? Well, they fall off of textured ceilings, hence the painted stars. I used the plastic stars to make stencils, large and small, and bought a medium star stamp. Shazaam! Starriness!  Shocked

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008 07:58:47 PM »

That's so cool!  Haha, I think you need to paint your fan white now so it's like a big star!


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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008 11:21:06 PM »

I'm glad you only had 5 panels, and had to use the beige for filler - it makes the panels 'pop' more, and makes them a focus - if it had been a solid 'wall' of that material it would have been too busy.

Love the whole room, and kudos for jumping in with the ceiling artwork!
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008 10:19:08 AM »

Aw, thanks!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008 08:41:51 AM »

This is great!  I tried to do something similar to my bedroom ceiling, but I ran out of paint (I severly underestimated the depth of the deep blue) and never got around to buying more- so my ceiling currently looks like a wreck.  I never imagined though, that mine could look anything good as this at some point!!!  Tongue  I think you've inspired me to get back to it (I started/quit about 2 years ago!!!  Shocked)

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008 07:49:15 PM »

OMG! That is awesome!! Cheesy

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