Jun 23, 2014

neutral masculine nursery: week 2. wallpapering the ceiling + choosing paint

after seeing my clients inspirations pictures, i knew that we needed to turn up the volume on the textures in this neutral nursery. (click here to see the original design board)

we were on a tight budget, but decided that using some faux wood paneling wallpaper on the ceiling, was worth a bit of a splurge. (my client and her husband hung it themselves to save some money!)

we found lots of really great options for the wood paneled wallpaper, but it seemed like as soon as we locked in on something we liked, we found out it was discontinued. hello wallpaper people! please update your books more often to decrease headache and heartache!! gheesh.
this was our original choice. (discontinued)

 and another choice. (we decided this didn't provide enough contrast.)

this was the choice we settled one, found on EBAY, of all places!
(you can also find similar paper here)

and.....the finished wallpaper on the ceiling:
 i was so pleased with the way it turned out! doesn't it look great?

next, we had to decide on paint for the walls. we knew we wanted a soft white color.
we tried 4 samples....all benjamin moore.

we ended up choosing benjamin moore's gray mist: (CC-80)

  let the painting begin!

 a peek at the finished walls and wallpapered ceiling!
i will be back next week with a dresser makeover and a peek at the new rocking chair!


  1. I love the ceiling wallpaper. Any tips from the client on putting it up?

    1. have at least two people, watch a few your tube videos, and have LOTS of patience! strong triceps and upper back muscles and a great ladder are also a must.

  2. Hi,
    I love the wallpaper on the ceiling. I am wondering about whether the ceiling needs to be flat in order to put the wallpaper up. Our ceiling does have some texture to it.

  3. I love this idea, with wood wallpaper! I'm thankful you used pinterest to share your home improvement blog. That's where I came across the idea. I'm gonna follow your steps (love the pics showing different stages) to do bring my old kitchen tray ceiling...TO L!FE!
    Thnx, Jen in FT Myers, FL