The inside of it is embossed paper to cover the ceiling area and a few embellishments that I might not add today, not quite so fussy, although I do still like the clay bees I made for it.
The whole area was primed, then antiqued with watered down raw umber paint to bring out the carving and make it look aged. Then I dry-brushed over the whole thing with a flat, slightly off-white paint.
The color of the walls in the post about built-in shelves is Laura Ashley Gold 4 which you can get at Lowe's.
The LA paints have been used by a few zillion people, but for good reason, they are nice colors. A very close color family can be found at Sherwin Williams on the Blonde strip of paints. They too, have been used a lot for the same reason.