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I added a ceiling treatment to the hallway in between my guest bath, guest room and Mia’s room and it was exactly what this little hallway needed! This is what it looked like to start.
I didn’t want to just paint and stencil the ceiling because I have textured walls/ceilings. So I bought brown board to paint and stencil and add to the ceiling, which was actually a huge pain because Tyler was out of town, so it was just Mia and I trying to get it up onto the ceiling, it was pretty hilarious! I started with primer, then added Accessible Beige by SW like the rest of my trim.
I already had a botanical stencil pack from when I stenciled drywall texture onto the walls of my dining room, so I picked out a big stencil, medium stencil and a small stencil from the pack and used that on the brown board with Alabaster by SW, that’s the color that’s on all my walls, and I just sponged that on.
I removed the AC vent cover and the light.
I’m sure there are easier ways of doing this, like just measuring, but this is the way I did it. I added a temporary support to the ceiling since it was just Mia and I putting this up. I put toothpaste on the corners of the air duct for the AC and around where the light goes and pushed the brown board up on the ceiling over the toothpaste to mark where I needed to cut.
You can see right here where the toothpaste marked the back. I took it outside and drilled a few holes big enough that my jigsaw blade would fit through and marked my lines and then used jigsaw to cut out those spots.
I added construction adhesive to the back and then Mia helped me lift it into place with the help of the support I put up. This was actually harder than lifting it the first time for some reason, maybe because of the glue and holes, but we got it.
I secured it to the ceiling the best I could with my brad nailer, then I put the AC vent cover back on to help hold it in place. Eventually I will try replacing this vent cover with a prettier one, but I haven’t got to that yet.
I bought this new light fixture for the hallway and used rub n buff to make it the gold color I liked. But when I installed the light I realized I was off on my cut by a little. Instead of taking it back down and fixing it I just bought a small ceiling medallion to cover up my mistake. I painted it Accessible Beige to blend in and I really like the way it turned out!
I also added some brown board strips I cut down to the top of the walls because I planned to add crown moulding and a picture frame moulding and I didn’t want the textured walls to show between them. This was my very first time adding crown moulding and I was super proud of myself because I’ve heard how hard it is to install.
You can see in the photo above there was a nice gap in between the crown and the ceiling in some spots. I used this caulk saver and stuffed that in the gap so that way I could caulk all the seams easier.
What do you think? Are you a fan of ceiling treatments? How would you have done this differently?
Hallway links here.
Next up, hallway decor and reveal!