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?