I have always wanted a room with a gold ceiling, but I never had the courage to actually attempt it, then when I was making the decorating choices for the powder room I knew this was my chance.
The actual ceiling in this room is just over three feet square, long, long, ago it was converted into a room out of two closets and the entry to the attic crawl space is here, whatever I did it had to remain accessible.
To finish it off I used cream colored cording between the wallpaper and the ceiling This really works well in older houses where it is difficult to get a clean edge and I think adds a nice detail.
At first I tried using metallic gold paint but it really didn't have the richness I was going for, then my brother told me he had some gold leaf, enough to do the whole ceiling!
I sent away for the other supplies I needed...who would know that before applying gold leaf you put down a base coat of bright red paint!
After the base coat dries you paint on the adhesive sizing and then with extreme care lay on the individual sheets of gold leaf brushing it softly into place. It was a time consuming and detailed job, I felt a bit like Michelangelo with my neck bent back in an awkward position. But I got it done and I love it!
Would I attempt this on a larger ceiling, no, but it is perfect in here. I love the way it glows and reflects the light from the new chandelier. My intent was to make this room into a jewel box, having the gold ceiling really adds to the effect.
Now I have my own little imitation of Versailles.
this room is so tiny that it is almost impossible to get a good photo but a least it gives you some idea.
Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a golden day!