Wednesday, October 6, 2010


The true test of the strength of a relationship is through wallpapering a ceiling TOGETHER!
I had no choice but to drag Hubs into this as there was no way I could possibly complete this task with only one set of arms!  Our little entryway possesses a lot of detail but the ceiling was plain.  I kept looking up and thinking that maybe I could paint it a different colour or maybe find some tin ceiling tiles to dress it up somehow.  It's only a very small space so whatever I planned on doing, it wouldn't be too difficult.

While out at a Big Box store I came across this paintable wallpaper.  I've seen it many times before but never really look at it carefully.

The pattern of this particular wallpaper looked somewhat similar to tin ceiling tiles!

At $19.99 a roll, I thought it would be a great, inexpensive solution.

We measured out the ceiling and took the wallpaper outside to organize it on the driveway.

Then we headed inside to start applying our first piece.  Hubs & I had to squish together in the entrance way, each working on a separate ladder! 
The first piece went on so smoothly. We were LOVIN this project!

The second piece, well, let's just say, we were being tested!  Tested for patience, understanding, mutual respect, etc. as somehow in the process the wallpaper was now backwards and not matching the strip that was already applied and drying quickly on our ceiling!

Once the "I don't want to do this anymore" & "Why do I always have to help with your projects" and the "How stupid can you be" 's got out of the way, we were off to the races! We switched all the pieces around and it now matched beautifully!

I loved it even before we painted it!

I had a small can of blue paint in the basement that I thought would look fabulous on the ceiling.

It was delicate work painting around the ceiling crown.

Ta da ..... done!

The light fixture was purchased new after we moved into the house.
The ceiling even looks nicer after dark!Almost like a tin ceiling!
Another project complete ... another disaster averted!

Cheers ~ Lisa ~


  1. Oh, I just love it!! And I can truly appreciate how difficult it is to wallpaper a ceiling. My dad and I wallpapered my bedroom ceiling when I was a teenager. Loads of fun!! : )

    PS.. Thank you so much for the blog award - you're a Sweetie!

  2. Wow!! Does that ever look great!! I'm glad you both survived this test. Many years ago my mom & MIL helped me wallpaper the kitchen ceiling. Immediately after our big accomplishment, hubs was up in the attic working on wiring when -- you guessed it, he stepped through the kitchen ceiling. Everyone was fine, but then, more work. Patching the hole, and re-papering! I don't know that I'm up for a project like that again, but definitely would consider this wallpaper for between my cabinets. Thanks for the inspiration! I love it!!-Tammy

  3. This looks great! I love the pop of blue, it's perfect! Hmmmmm...I'm wondering where in my house I can try this!

  4. Lisa,
    You and hubs did an incredible job!!!! You rock!!! Your hallway ceiling now looks spectacular! I love the pale blue colour.
    I have wanted to do our kitchen ceiling with the "anaglypta" wall paper for years. I'm thinking tho, that after papering a 12 X 20 kitchen ceiling that our 27 year marriage may be in I just keep on dreaming!!! LOL!!
    I have finshed the cookbook bookcase and will be posting it shortly.
    Hugs, Laura

  5. What an amazing job you did. I never thought about wallpapering the ceiling, but it looks great. I have always loved that kind of wallpaper, but so far I only use it on crafts. I have also used it to cover cardboard magazine holders, too. I have a tutorial on my blog. Maybe with your leftovers you can use the pieces to make little things.

  6. Your ceiling looks absolutely amazing!!! I love,love,love it. So glad you and your hubby made it through~LOL. I just can't get over the difference this made in your foyer1. Hmmm I wonder if I have a ceiling that needs wallpaper?

  7. Hey Lisa!! Your ceiling looks GORGEOUS!! I know how hard it is to wallpaper a ceiling- I have done it myself with a very similar paper too!! Yours looks great and I love it!!! Thanks for the blog award too, btw- and I tagged you :)

  8. Hi! I just came over from Courtney's blog and knew that anyone she was giving a shout out too would have some fabulous things to show! Your ceiling is just gorgeous and you guys did an amazing job! Your home is lovely and I can't wait to see more from you! :-)
    P.S. I'm a new follower and I host a Linky party every Friday and would love to have you join in the fun!

  9. Wow! Wow, it looks fabulous. I'm laughing because that's how we do things sometimes too. I've said it before, but I just can't get over the gorgeous trim in your home. It really makes everything that much more special. Love the ceiling!

  10. Hi Lisa....Can you contact me via email..
    I have a question for you...

    By the way, this post is to die for!

  11. That is BEEEYOOTEEFUL!!! What an awesome idea to paper a ceiling...and the color is 2 die 4 too!
    Thanks for visiting my bog :-)
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  12. Lisa,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments! I would love to follow your blog! I think your home is beautiful and I love how you wallpapered your ceiling!!! It looks awesome! My husband and used the same wallpaper in one of our bathroom ceilings, but we still need to put up the crown moulding! I'm pretty inspired to do it now after seeing yours!

  13. Lisa, I love how you take us on these D.I.Y trips. Your ceiling looks beautiful. and the color is perfect!
    thank you:)

  14. Hi Lisa, Thanks for stopping over at my blog, and leaving a comment! I love your ceiling! The whole project turned out perfect!! My FAV color also!! I have arbors in my garden that color! Anyway will catch up with you later...again thanks for stopping by!! xokathee

  15. That is absolutely spectacular sweetie, what a fabulous idea!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gave it such pretty detail and charm along with a fab color!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  16. I wouldn't have missed this post for anything -- I have put up this exact same paper on the ceiling, too! Only mine was in a very small powder room and with my Mother! You are much braver than me!!!!

    PS I love the paint on the new ceiling and on the walls.

  17. Lisa,

    Love the wallpaper on the ceiling! And the color... well it couldn't get any better than that. I've been thinking about painting a certain ceiling kind of an aquaish blue, now I KNOW I should.

    Your work crew sounds like mine. A little bickering and everything!

    Thanks for the award too!

  18. Hi lisa, I just wanted to let you know that i linked to this project in my blog post today.Thanks

  19. !!!!!!!Genial!!!!! Un saludo desde España...

  20. Does anyone know if this would work on a drop ceiling? I am wondering if the lines would show through the wallpaper


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