Tuesday, June 19, 2012

a look back -part two

A Look Back At Our DIY Family Room . . .

After we demolished the family room, which was the fastest part, it was time to start rebuilding. Since this was a more an impromptu project, Handyman ran out and bought a bunch of dry wall, screws, and mud.

 This is how it looked after all the dry wall was up, mudded, sanded, painted.

This was the beginning of our tongue and groove bead board ceiling. I had read in several resources to paint the boards first, so we did. However, we noticed it didn't seem to matter since we had to go back to mud and sand each individual nail hole.

This is how it looked after the entire ceiling was up, before the crown.

This is how it looked after we installed the recessed lighting. This room did not have any overhead lighting.

I love how the bead board ceiling turned out, it beats the acoustic ceiling tiles we had before and is a better fit for this cozy cottage-like cape. I did get a few quizzical looks from friends when asked about our ceiling plans and my response was bead board.

Anyone else ever install bead board on the ceiling?

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  1. Wow, great job, love the beadboard on the ceiling, and no we have never done that before.

  2. This looks so good! I have never seen this before but I love it!

    ps. i am now following! :)

  3. Your ceiling looks great. I like the paint colour too!

  4. I love the bead board!!!! I would love to do that!!! Great job!!!

  5. I love the look of bead board as well and think it is great as a ceiling - I've also seen it used for back splashes in a kitchen.

  6. Love it! Been trying to convince the hubby we should do it here, but with 15 foot vaulted ceilings in one big great room, he's not goin' for it :( Oh well, I'll just have to enjoy yours!!

  7. I know I never gave you a quizzical look...I love it!

  8. AMAZING!!! I'm so impressed! XO, Aimee

  9. It's Party Time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you are invited! Please come link up anything related to making your space better at http://debtfreemommyblog.blogspot.com/ and mark your calendars for every Making Space Mondays linky party. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha


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