How To Paint Clouds on the Ceiling

How To Paint Clouds on the Ceiling

How To Paint Clouds on the Ceiling

Elijah is our nature boy. He can tell you about every animal on the planet! It was fitting for him to have a nature theme bedroom with clouds on the ceiling. You may remember that Elijahs ceiling fan is the Warbird Tiger Shark Ceiling Fan from Palm Fan Store. In that post. we talked about making the fan look like it was in an actual sky. Many of you thought it was a great idea to try, so we did!

On my last post on remodeling kids bedrooms. I explained how we took our sons dark, paneled room and transformed it into a clean starting slate. I described how we tore off paneling from Elijahs bedroom walls. We scraped the paneling glue off the walls. We repaired the drywall with joint compound by skim coating the entire bedroom walls, sanded it, and repeated several times. Then, we painted the entire bedroom with white primer paint. This left us with a great starting point for Elijahs room.

How to Paint Clouds on the Ceiling

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Elijah has agrandma that would do anything for him, including playing Michelangelo by painting designs on his ceiling. Lucky for him, she is a talented artist that has painted professionally in homes. First, we painted the top 1/2 of the walls with a satin Pool Party blue paint from Home Depot. Most paint stores have color wheels or charts just for kids. Take advantage of their research and go with what kids like and what will match their childhood!

We just started painting freehand. I used the rollers and left spaces below blank in various curves for the rolling hills to be added later. Grandma started outlining the clouds as she painted the edges of the ceiling with the brush.

Painting clouds on ceiling

Grandma began painted the clouds not just on the ceiling but also as if they were floating down into the skies on the walls. I loved that idea! She used a 2 trim brush that has a slight slant to the bristles.

Painting gives kids sense of ownership and pride

I love to let my kids learn and try new things. I think it is great to start teaching them thatthey can help even at the age of 5. Allowing a 5 year old to help paint his room also gives kids a sense of ownership and pride. For me, it gave me a lesson in patience!

Let your kids help paint the walls

Yep, this is what you get when  you let your kids help paint the walls. As adorable as this is, it is not above the tape line where the blue is suppose to be. Luckily we are painting the bottom 1/2 a dark green color. Plus, if you do let your kids help paint the walls, be sure to go right behind them and use the roller over their painting or you will have globs and drips of paint everywhere which is not a pretty sight!

How to Paint clouds on your ceiling

Together, we painted the walls and about 1/4 of the ceiling in 4 hours. It took 1-1/2 gallons of blue paint to paint the upper portion of the walls and the ceiling. (We previously primed the ceiling with white paint which helped a lot.) The ceiling took quite a bit of paint because of all of the ridges and such from the design on the ceiling. Dont worry if you dont get super smooth lines. we did some touch ups in the end but really you cant see if the lines are perfect when standing on the floor!

Grandma came back another day and finished the clouds and worked another 2-3 hours. We considered painting the insides of the clouds a brighter white than the previously used primer paint. Once we got started into that, it became a mess with drips on the walls and it was hard to stay in the lines within the clouds. It really wasnt necessary since we first primed the ceiling. I would recommend priming and using a ceiling paint of the white you wish to use before painting the blue sky/clouds.

It was a lot of work but the results are not only beautiful but lends a very open airy and relax feeling to the room. This room is FAR from the dark, brown, depressing room that we began with.

Clouds Painted On Ceiling

Warbird Tiger Shark Ceiling Fan with Clouds on the Ceiling

Having a super cool fan like the Palm Fan Stores Warbird Tiger Shark Ceiling Fan is great by itself. It adds a lot of character to any room as well as a great breeze on warm nights! See picture below.

However, by taking the extra time and effort (thanks grandma!), this fan sets the theme of the room and creates a custom, exciting feel to any kid or teen bedroom. The clouds are great but the fan is what really makes the room pop!

Decide on a Bedroom Style

How To Paint Clouds on the Ceiling

Elijah is our nature boy. He can tell you about every animal on the planet! It was fitting for him to have a nature theme bedroom with clouds on the ceiling. You may remember that Elijahs ceiling fan is the Warbird Tiger Shark Ceiling Fan from Palm Fan Store. In that post. we talked about making the fan look like it was in an actual sky. Many of you thought it was a great idea to try, so we did!

On my last post on remodeling kids bedrooms. I explained how we took our sons dark, paneled room and transformed it into a clean starting slate. I described how we tore off paneling from Elijahs bedroom walls. We scraped the paneling glue off the walls. We repaired the drywall with joint compound by skim coating the entire bedroom walls, sanded it, and repeated several times. Then, we painted the entire bedroom with white primer paint. This left us with a great starting point for Elijahs room.

How to Paint Clouds on the Ceiling

Elijah has agrandma that would do anything for him, including playing Michelangelo by painting designs on his ceiling. Lucky for him, she is a talented artist that has painted professionally in homes. First, we painted the top 1/2 of the walls with a satin Pool Party blue paint from Home Depot. Most paint stores have color wheels or charts just for kids. Take advantage of their research and go with what kids like and what will match their childhood!

We just started painting freehand. I used the rollers and left spaces below blank in various curves for the rolling hills to be added later. Grandma started outlining the clouds as she painted the edges of the ceiling with the brush.

Painting clouds on ceiling

How To Paint Clouds on the Ceiling

Grandma began painted the clouds not just on the ceiling but also as if they were floating down into the skies on the walls. I loved that idea! She used a 2 trim brush that has a slight slant to the bristles.

Painting gives kids sense of ownership and pride

I love to let my kids learn and try new things. I think it is great to start teaching them thatthey can help even at the age of 5. Allowing a 5 year old to help paint his room also gives kids a sense of ownership and pride. For me, it gave me a lesson in patience!

Let your kids help paint the walls

Yep, this is what you get when  you let your kids help paint the walls. As adorable as this is, it is not above the tape line where the blue is suppose to be. Luckily we are painting the bottom 1/2 a dark green color. Plus, if you do let your kids help paint the walls, be sure to go right behind them and use the roller over their painting or you will have globs and drips of paint everywhere which is not a pretty sight!

How to Paint clouds on your ceiling

Together, we painted the walls and about 1/4 of the ceiling in 4 hours. It took 1-1/2 gallons of blue paint to paint the upper portion of the walls and the ceiling. (We previously primed the ceiling with white paint which helped a lot.) The ceiling took quite a bit of paint because of all of the ridges and such from the design on the ceiling. Dont worry if you dont get super smooth lines. we did some touch ups in the end but really you cant see if the lines are perfect when standing on the floor!

Grandma came back another day and finished the clouds and worked another 2-3 hours. We considered painting the insides of the clouds a brighter white than the previously used primer paint. Once we got started into that, it became a mess with drips on the walls and it was hard to stay in the lines within the clouds. It really wasnt necessary since we first primed the ceiling. I would recommend priming and using a ceiling paint of the white you wish to use before painting the blue sky/clouds.

It was a lot of work but the results are not only beautiful but lends a very open airy and relax feeling to the room. This room is FAR from the dark, brown, depressing room that we began with.

Clouds Painted On Ceiling

Warbird Tiger Shark Ceiling Fan with Clouds on the Ceiling

Having a super cool fan like the Palm Fan Stores Warbird Tiger Shark Ceiling Fan is great by itself. It adds a lot of character to any room as well as a great breeze on warm nights! See picture below.

However, by taking the extra time and effort (thanks grandma!), this fan sets the theme of the room and creates a custom, exciting feel to any kid or teen bedroom. The clouds are great but the fan is what really makes the room pop!

Decide on a Bedroom Style


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