The very first time I saw a circus tent ceiling, I knew I needed to create a room around the idea! So, when my sister-in-law approached me about her nursery, I roped her into the idea!
In the interest of full disclosure, it took 3 people about 20 hours combined to create this ceiling, but we would all say the end result was worth every moment on the ladder with our arms over our heads! The finished product is just absolutely magical! So magical, that I have another balloon ceiling in the works for my new house! Yay!
With that introduction....here's the how to for creating a circus tent ceiling of your own!
|Begin with your wall color. For us, what began as a bubble gum pink room quickly transformed into a soft grey with a few coats of paint. (Valspar's Blizzard to be exact)|
|Next, tackle the base color of your ceiling. Luckily, the ceiling in our room was already white, so we just taped off about 11 inches and continued the white down our wall to create a nice canvas for the stripes.|
|Make sure to apply tape as firmly as possible, especially with textured ceilings. A tight seal is imperative to getting a clean finish.|
|Have tape run as close to the center of the room as possible without blending lines.|
|Once all the tape is removed, gaze up and admire your work! You won't be able to stop smiling! It's just so engaging! Once tape is removed, you can touch up any spots that are in need.|
|These vinyl wall decals (available at Target) made the perfect edge for our striped ceiling.|
|Whether you use a scallop or a simple stripe, you'll want some way to finish off your stripe edge.|