Hidden Agenda . . . Could you be this courageous?

White ceilings, light walls and very little pattern in this space is where we started. How do you wake it up? 1) Draw attention UP to the 14 foot high ceilings. 2) Camouflage the vents and light fixtures. 3) Introduce bold pattern. 4) Offer an unexpected contemporary twist to a traditional setting.Hints for applying stencils on ceilings:*Because the overlay was so large, we needed scaffold instead of just ladders. *Since you are so close to the project and working so high, you could not see how it looks from below. So, we had a ground person equipped with a laser pointer directing the placement of each element. *She was also responsible for repositioning the scaffold which eliminated many trips climbing up and down. *Gravity is not your friend. Be sure to have plenty of stencil adhesive on hand!*Keep the base paint of the ceiling and an artist brush close by. Fix any bleed-unders as you go.See the full story here: http://kasswilson.com/the-hidden-agenda/
Bold pattern stenciled on ceiling.www.KassWilson.com
Stencil pattern on ceiling to camouflage the fixtures.www.KassWilson.com
Black and white with punches of color.
The same theme of black and white with punches of bright color carries throughout the home. This was a clever blending of contemporary and traditional styles.

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3 questions
  • Peggy
    on Oct 25, 2016

    Where did you buy such a large stencil?

    • Sherri Dyer
      on May 11, 2017

      This was indicated in one of the ceilings pictures.
  • Jewellmartin
    on May 11, 2017

    How sophisticated and attractive! And the huge vent is barely visible. Have you done other stenciling makeovers?
  • Carol Cole
    on Dec 22, 2019

    OMGOSH I love that whole room. BUT does that cover up any air flow in the ceiling?

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  • Dan
    on Dec 24, 2016

    Does this come in a can and you just roll it on like in cartoons? ;) Cool idea!

  • Margaret Bowen
    on May 11, 2017

    This looks like it might be a solution to an attic fan in our hallway that hasn't been used it 50 years.It is now covered at this time with a piece of particle board that needs replacing.
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