This post may contain affiliate links. We make a small commission if you buy the products from these links (at no extra cost to you), but we only recommend products we would use ourselves. For more information, click here to see our disclosures.
In my house, the living and dining room ceilings are stucco over lath and plaster construction. The surface is in good condition, but it is very wavy. This was very apparent when painted a plain color. The unevenness bothered me.
When I saw Wanda’s monochromatic blue gingham ceiling (you can see the whole room here), I got inspired and decided that I could “feature” the waviness and hence disguise them.
I chose colors based on the fabric and paint colors already in the rooms. In fact, for the main color, I added glaze to leftover satin finish paint, which I had used on the walls. This is a time consuming project that is well worth the effort in dramatic results.
My ceiling gets a lot of comments and many ‘how to‘ questions from guests, so I thought I would share the steps with everyone. Keep reading to find out how to paint a plaid ceiling (and it really is not that difficult).