Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Calling all hippies
I think I've talked before about the ceilings in my house. They are awful, old acoustical tile.
I don't want to spend the amount of money it would cost to have them replaced, and they're impossible to paint. So I got thinking ... maybe I could cover them some way. Kind of like the top on a canopy bed, maybe I could drape material across the ceilings, to make them look pretty.
I decided to experiment. I got out the ol' staple gun and half-assedly fastened a bedsheet to one corner to the living room ceiling. (No, the ceiling is not actually yellow. It's just the camera.)
The sheet held! But that plain old sheet is awfully boring. I wanted it to look like clouds, like the sky, like a pattern of air on the ceiling. So I bought a bunch of plain white sheets, and some bottles of aquamarine Rit dye.
You see where this is going, right? I am going to tie-dye the sheets in (hopefully) pretty patterns, white and aquamarine. I've done some research and I'm pretty sure I've got the "dye" part down, now I just have to figure out the "tie" part, to get the look I want. A marbled look.
Okay, all you old hippies. Tell me your tie-dye techniques!