Step 1. Measure — Measure your ceiling, noting the location of any intrusions, such as chandelier, recessed lights, HVAC grilles, speakers, sprinklers and smoke detectors. It is important that your measurements are accurate so they do not interfere with the installation of the painted plaster ornament. You can use a digital photo of your ceiling. Print the image. Add measurements. Take a second photo of your ceiling image with the dimensions. Text both images to 301-789-6016. Please include your name and email address.
Step 2. Select Ornamentation — Choose the style of ornamental ceiling that works best with your decor and personal preferences. You may mix periods using the running S-curve Louis XV molding for your Empire ceiling instead of the bell running ornament. E-mail us with any questions or concerns. We also offer Ceiling Layout and Design Services.
Step 3. Specify Ornamentation — Calculate how much molding you will need to connect your corners and side pieces. The running ornament is priced by the foot. It is always a good idea to get more (10-15%) than you will need to allow for miscalculations and breakage which can happen to even the most experienced installer. For difficult ceilings which may have an irregular shape or if you prefer design assistance we provide reflected ceiling plans starting at $100 for a drawing which provides accurate placement of ornamentation for ordering and installation.
Step 4. Place Your Order — Choose your finish from the Standard Faux Finishes and place your order in our E-Store. For Premium Finishes follow the instructions found here. Another ordering option is to use gemstone cabochons, Sworovski flatback crystals, or decorative nailheads to cover the screw heads you will be using to attach your ornamentation to the ceiling. This is an option, as we can locate the screw holes in the relief of the ornament where it will be difficult to see, and the screw heads can be painted to blend in with the finish of your ornament. To see decorative options for the screw heads visit our How To Install Hand-Painted Decorative Ceilings page. Once you have placed your order, please allow 6 weeks for delivery. Shipping charges are calculated on the size and weight and will be handled individually. Please call for information.