Here is one before and after. My excitement about this project is what I used on the ceiling. I'll tell you that in a minute!
And another before/after. Not going to paint the pretty oak door my husband installed last year! It just goes to the basement, but it still looks nice!
OK, last one. Now, doesn't the woodwork look so much better? It really lightens up everything. And I am going tomorrow shopping for wallpaper. I am really not a fan of it, but there is about 4 really stuck on layers of it right now, and I am NOT scraping it off!!! So after I put that up, I will share just one pic of the finished room! OK, now onto the faux ceiling treatment, any guesses? It is tissue gift wrap!! When I told my husband I was putting tissue paper on the ceiling, he said that it would take me forever. He thought I meant toilet tissue!! a big LOL I let out!! Couldn't help myself!:) Anyway, you paint a little section, crinkle up the tissue, spread it out and stick it on the ceiling. There are a few tricks I had to learn along the way, but it all worked out. It gives the look of a swirled/pulled plaster textured ceiling. And it hides a lot of imperfections. Once it is dry, then you paint over top of it all. This room is 15 feet by 14 feet, and took me about six hours. I bet the wallpapering will take that long too! Ugh! Well, thanks for having a look at my DIY project today!!