In my last update about my kitchen remodel, I had chipped off as much old paint as I could from the backsplash areas and a ceiling beam. I left it at that for a few weeks until yesterday when I looked up at the ceiling beam and saw more paint peeling! I realized that I could not simply keep chipping off paint and spackling because if I do and paint over it, obviously more old paint will chip underneath and it would look horrible.
Option 1: strip off all of the paint, then paint over with the new paint.
I have too much of a creative mind for option 1! I kept rolling things over in my mind...
Option 2: Cover the whole beam in new wallpaper that flatters the color and style I'm going with.
How cohesive could that really look though?
A third option hit me like a wrecking ball of creative genius!
Option 3: Cover the whole beam in three wood planks, making it look like a solid wood beam.
I immediately fell in love with the picture in my mind and felt the other options completely inferior. I shared this idea with my mom and sister. My mom liked the wallpaper idea, my sister suggested a vinyl, faux wood covering. Right now I prefer real wood, but my next step needs to be scouting the hardware store to physically see my options and go from there.