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DIY: Heavenly Cloud Ceiling

Our interior design expert shows Guideposts readers how to bring a bit of blue sky inside.

Kelee Katillac

Interior designer Kelee Katillac provides step-by-step instructions  for creating a heavenly view in your home.

What You Need

Roller 1-inch brush for outlining
Antique White latex flat paint
   (Sherwin Williams #6119)
Quench Blue latex satin paint
   (Sherwin Williams #6785)
Non-permanent marker 4-inch or 5-inch brush for general painting
Tracing paper Krylon flat white spray paint
Craft paper Celestial Blue latex satin paint
   (Sherwin Williams #6808)
Blue painter’s tape Paper towel

How to Do It

Using the Antique white paint, apply a base coat to the ceiling with a roller. Let dry for three hours minimum, till non-tacky to touch.

1. Look for interesting cloud formations then trace clouds on windowpane using a non-permanent marker. Overlay tracing paper and make a stencil.

2. Cut stencil out of craft paper. Tape stencil to ceiling with blue tape. With 1-inch brush, use the Quench blue paint to follow stencil outline on ceiling.

3. Or freehand cloud shape using 4-inch or 5-inch brush. Also use Quench blue to fill in sky between cloud shapes.

4. Spray paint puffs of white into clouds to create billows using Krylon spray paint.

5. To give depth, use 3 parts Celestial blue paint to 1 part water. Dip wet paper towel into glaze then dab on clouds to define them.

Don’t miss Kelee’s inspiring story about what moved her to re-create a beautiful blue sky on the ceiling of her workshop.

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