Sunday, March 15, 2009

METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY








Hello and welcome .This is my first Met Monday.
I have wanted to play,but wondered if I had
enough projects.What the heck,I'm going to play
as long as I can. And as we all know Met Monday
is hosted by the sweet and savvy Ms Susan @
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
We bought out home two years ago.It was the
typical builder white.We truly did enjoy the
clean white for awhile.We had spent many hours
painting and wallpapering our last.At one time it
was all--------blue.I finally tired of the blue after
many years.And we had proceeded to change
everything.And as we women usually do,as soon
as we had changed most everything.I wanted a bigger
house.And we really did need a bigger home.I bought
that one for me ,alone to retire.I never expected to
marry again..Well you know the old stories.
Anyway here,we started with the guest bathroom.
I wanted a tin ceiling.My dh wanted the real deal.I
wish I had listened.I truly thought the paper would be
easier. We went from this white nothing to this lovely
tin look.Afterward,I found out they even have the
plastic now.That sounds easy.........
At that point we had never faught.But I am
telling you we came awfully close.I wanted to kill him.
I was so short,everything was over my head.There was
no way I could help.But I kept trying.He would get this
end stuck,that end would fall off.And of course it was my
fault.
But after we took a good break after it was over.We are
VERY proud of it.The picture doesn't do it justice.And it
evens shines.It truly is worth it.Would I do it again?Yes!

30 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH...I tried wall papering a wall once and it was a disaster...I think I cut a piece that was supposed to go around a light switch about 3 dozen times...finally I gave up and painted. I can't even imagine how hard it would be to paper a ceiling! But it's nice to add some color to your life. I know after one year of living in our new home...I told my hubby...all this builder white has got to go! It took us forever to get the whole house painted...but it was worth it. And isn't it funny when we make plans with our lives...and then things turn out so differently than we thought. I'm glad you found him to share your life with...even if it did mean you needed a bigger house!

Chari said...

Mornin' Dearheart...

I'll never forget the first time I seen your ceiling on RMS, my friend! I just love that "tin ceiling" look...and it's such a pretty color! I would love to do that at my place but I have an open floor plan and would have to do the living room, dining room, and kitchen...too much! Hehe!!! This was a great project, ya'll did good!!! I've done alot of wallpapering but have never tackled a ceiling...I can just see me trying to keep it "stuck" up there...hehe! Well Darlin'...so happy you shared this project with us...I love it! Isn't it funny how our "life plans" change? So glad that you found your James and I found my Russell...we're blessed my friend! I didn't realize that you had only been in your new home for a couple of years though...

Have a marvelous Monday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari

marty39 said...

Wow, what a great ceiling. It's hard to believe that it's wallpaper. It looks just like real tin. Love the color also. Hugs, Marty

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

The ceiling looks great Ann! I'm not sue I could convince my hubby...but maybe I can show him yours!

Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ann, 5 yrs. ago, I ordered some wallpaper to put on the ceiling in my entry hall. It is still in the closet, becuse I'm afraid to do a ceiling. Yours looks great! Maybe it will inspire me to go ahead and do mine! Hope you are doing well today. laurie

xinex said...

Wow! That would have been a hardwork! I can't even paper a wall, it comes out bubbly. You did a great job, Ann!...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Ann, ~WOW~ This is a really neat ceiling!
~Gorgeous~
Fabulous job my friend.

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them so much.

You know I love ya.
~Melissa :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Just came by to check on my good friend. I hope you are having a great day. Enjoyed your post.

Happy To Be said...

GM Ann, I have done ceilings before and they are not easy to do.yours looks wonderful..I am so gla you got someone to share your life with again..hugs and smiles Gloria

Knitty said...

That looks great but hubby and I could never do that. We have over 33 happy years together. Wallpapering a ceiling could put an end to all that!

kimmcl said...

Oh Ann, that is gorgeous! Better than any plastic I've ever seen. Aren't you glad you stuck with you instincts? Thanks for visiting my blog. I will be following your from now on!!! ~Kim

Riet said...

Wow that looks great. And wallpapering together, no way.It could be the end of a good marriage. LOL Mine LOL. These days I am not wallpapering any more. I hire somebody to do it for me. LOL

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love tin cielings and the "look" of tin as well. I know it must have been a stress filled time, but the reward was worth it.

TRES BELLE said...

Good gosh,

How on earth did you manage to do that? I just cannot wallpaper. I get so "wrapped up" in the paper and making it match that it nearly drives me "nuts".

You both did a wonderful job...I can't believe that it isn't the real thing!

Kris

lvroftiques said...

Ann I absolutely LOVE your ceiling!! I would love to be able to do that in my family room kitchen area. How hard was it? I'm sceered! And yep, right when you think you've got it kinda figured out.....God gives us a surprise! *winks* And we need a bigger house lol! And how are you doing dear friend? I miss hearing from you! Vanna

Cynthia said...

I love your tin ceiling, what a great job you did !!! Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! What a gorgeous ceiling! I love it! Thanks so much for your visit today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

I love the look of your tin ceiling....so pretty. I know you are glad that project is over! But you will enjoy it for a long, long, long time! Linda

Chandy said...

I like the after; it's great!

Happy Monday!

Martha said...

What a pretty ceiling. They make the real deal in the little town 20 miles east of us and have been for 100 years. I think you all did a great job.

Martha

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Hi Ann, What a monster that must have been to install! It turned out beautifully & you guys deserve a big pat on the backs for the great job. ♥ Diane

Sue said...

I feel sorry for you.....whenever my husband does something wrong he always says..."Who's Fault is it?"....at which point I answer...
"It's my fault".....us wives take such abuse....the ceiling looks great....

Fifi Flowers said...

Sounds like lots of work... sigh!

ellen b. said...

Good evening Ann! That new ceiling is amazing. I really like it!! you did good. blessings...

susan said...

Looks great, but I can't imagine the neck pain :)

Nana said...

I love tin ceilings. Looks great.

prof en retraite said...

Oh Ann...It's gorgeous! It was worth all the trouble!Yes, I know Linda at Nina's Nest! We've been friends for almost 25 years...we used to work together! I was out checking out the local Goodwills and flea markets with Linda today!! lol Funny you should put us together!! Have a good week...Debbie

shirley said...

Ann, your ceiling looks awesome. What a difference it makes. Don't you love the before and after look? Glad it turned out so well and you are still married! wonderful.
/Shirley

santamaker said...

Hi ya Ann, Hope you're feeling better.
Wow, girl, look at that ceiling! I also have wanted to do a ceiling and chickened out. This is a great look!

Tomarie said...

I love it! I love it! I would have never thought to do that... and WOW what an impact!! L~