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).