I began the ceiling project by taping out the border. Here you also see the walls base painted a gold tone, in prep for a StucoLux™ finish.
As I mentioned in my last post, Todd Cranor from Stencils By Design, cut and shipped us out this great wrought iron, one time use stencil. Again, I give full credit to Tim Haas and Linda Cassels-Hofmann of
Art Effects. I saw the exquisite ceiling they created and adapted the design for my client’s ceiling. There is a wrought iron table and chair set in this room, that works so well with this design concept. Plus, I knew it would look fabulous with the goldenrod colored StucoLux™ finish going on the walls. Here you see Susan pretending she is having fun working in such an awkward position. 🙂 She is burnishing part of the stencil design.
While I was working on the ceiling, Susan was working on the StucoLux™ finish on the walls. She rolled the first coat, and troweled the next two. If you are not familiar with this product, it burnishes very easily. She used a sanding block, followed by a trowel to burnish. It comes to a high shine very quickly, unlike most plasters.
Here are two of the corners. I just used a variety of leaves to fill in
around the border.