Sunday, February 11, 2007

This is one of the largest ceiling projects we've created. I have attached several pictures of the project during the process. Once the remodel construction is completed, I hope to take professional photos for the portfolio.

Elegant Finishes by Gina

This is a ceiling finished in custom colored Lusterstone, Venetian Gem, Composition Gold leaf, and Swarovski crystals. Dimensions: 28'10" x 18'6" Ceiling height: approximately 20'

Our ceiling process begins by floating out the knock-down ceiling - to save our arms, we sub-contracted this step. Thereafter, we troweled a mixture of Lusterstone to the entire surface which gave the ceiling a polished plaster appearance.

Work resumes the next day by applying the very blue 36 piece stencil to the ceiling. The stencil goes up like a puzzel with interlocking pieces - the diagram is very helpful!

The stencil is in place!

Once the entire stencil is in place, we begin applying our gold leaf and custom tinted plasters.

MaryEllen and Gina.

We begin removing the stencil.

The design revealed.

Swarovski crystals twinkle in the sunlight, however, they don't photograph as well. (654 crystals)

The ceiling is so large that we cannot photograph the entire ceiling in one frame.

The shimmer is lovely.

Thank you for viewing our project! Comments are welcome. Gina