disclosure: This post is sponsored by FrogTape.
Can I press pause in the middle of Christmas decorating and show you the EASIEST ceiling project?
If you are looking for a creative and easy way to update a space in your home?
THIS is the project for you.
This is our downstairs bathroom last Christmas.
Tile floor? Check.
Walls painted Repose Gray SW 7015? Check.
New shower space added in the back? Check.
Grandmother’s antique chandelier hung from the ceiling? Check.
Want to see it next level?
Wait until you see THIS.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Can you scroll back up to the before?
The difference is so subtle, yet so fancy.
Can you believe the difference a little paint makes?
Here’s an even closer view of the after.
All you need to create this is FrogTape and a little paint.
And a tip I have to make it EVEN easier.
Easy DIY Painted Ceiling Project
(we used two sizes of tape for this approximately 1-inch tape and 1 1/2 inch tape)
Step 1: Start by painting your ceiling
I know this sounds Captain Obvious, but a painted pattern like this looks so much better on a freshly painted ceiling.
We actually made a video when we painted the ceiling in the front room.
You can see it here.
Make sure you use flat paint designed for ceilings. You don’t want anything that will allow light to bounce off your ceiling and highlight imperfections.
step 2: Tape off the sides of the ceiling
What makes this work is that there are actually TWO different sizes of tape.
There’s an inner rectangle taped off with smaller tape and a larger rectangle (with a pattern at the corners).
To make the lines even—here’s a simple tip I discovered years ago.
Quick tip: when taping stripes like this? Just add three pieces of tape and pull off the middle piece. It will give you an even stripe every time.
I took this picture to demonstrate this concept. See what happens when you pull off the tape? There’s a perfect stripe—you don’t even have to measure.
Step 3: Tape off and paint the inner rectangle
The inner rectangle (taped off with the smaller approximately one-inch tape) is painted first.
Tape three pieces of tape and pull off the center and paint.
Quick tip: Paint color is always darker on the ceiling. This is actually Repose Gray SW 7015.
But doesn’t it look darker?
It’s because it’s painted on the ceiling. Make sure to take this into account when you are choosing a ceiling paint color.
Step 4: Tape off and paint inverted corners
Your inner rectangle is painted.
Now all you need is to tape off and paint the inverted corners of the rectangle taped with the approximately 1 1/2 inch FrogTape on the outside.
We used the thicker tape for the outside rectangle to give it more visual interest.
Repeat for all four corners.
And your bathroom can go from this…..
Isn’t it amazing how a little paint can make such a difference?
Here’s to a jolly and happy bathroom with a bright future.
And thank you FrogTape for inspiring all the projects.
The bathroom wouldn’t be the same without you. 🙂
disclosure: This post was sponsored by FrogTape.
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