How to Paint a Faux Marble Ceiling!
Well, it just had to happen. I got out the paints and brushes and created a new look for the bedroom!
After successfully recreating the look of marble, I decided to branch out and take on the ceiling!
1 gallon can of dark forest green paint (latex)
Acrylic paint in wicker white
I started by painting the walls a dark olive green, keeping the trim work white. Then I painted the trey part of the ceiling a deep dark forest green. I allowed it to dry and then went to the next step.
Taking the leftover paint, I mixed up two different lighter shades of green by adding different amounts of wicker white acrylic paint. You can find this type of paint at any craft supply store.
I made one batch of color in the medium green family and one in the lighter green family. Use a palette or even in this case a paint tray to put a bit of each color in separate areas. Add a bit of water to thin the consistency of the paint. You will work with both colors at the same time, using two different sponges.
Lightly cover an area of about 1 ft. x 1 ft., turning the sponge with each application so that the pattern is not repeated over and over.
Be sure to click the link at the bottom of this post for some handy tips on this technique!
Kitty on Feb 21, 2020
Would it be possible to safely install a large slab of marble overhead? NO.
I worked in new home design and we tried to always go for logical faux creations. Marble base boards, fireplace surrounds, table tops are sensible substitutes for the expensive real thing.
i cringe at fake brick gables held up by wooden exteriors.
The weight of the brick would slowly crush the wood.
Always do faux where it could be a logical thing. Such as the luxury of
marble door frames in the public rooms of a house . Some grand homes have faux windows with an outdoor scene.
Plus there are fun wallpapers that appear to be draped fabric, etc .
Teresa on Aug 15, 2020
I'm just wondering if this would camouflage a popcorn ceiling without removing all of the popcorn. Maybe just knocking it down a bit.
I love this and have used this technique on walls, but yeah there is that neck thing that I may no longer be up for.