I love spaces that have character (like so many of these rooms that I am still drooling over!
) and one of my favorite DIY ways to add character to a room is by adding some texture — something like board and batten or a plank wall.
I will be painting my planked ceiling bright white (much to wood purists’ dismay) but will share my filling, priming, and painting tips later. There are a few good tutorials out there already for installing wood planked ceilings, or tongue and groove ceilings, like this one from Jenna Sue Design and this one from Sawdust Girl.
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This past week has been full of showhouse meetings and Children’s Hospital projects, but we also managed to knock three more bullets off our kitchen to-do list.
We (1) patched, primed, and painted the old yellowed ceiling, (2) replaced the two fluorescent lights in the kitchen area, and (3) replaced the light over the breakfast table.
When we first toured this place during an open house, I called it "the cave house." It felt dark and dirty.
I decided to buck the advice and NOT use flat paint on the ceilings in our new-to-us house.
So let’s kick things off with our favorite new view: Each light installation had its own little peculiarities, so I’ll dive into those before detailing the work that went into the ceiling.
When it came to replacing the big fluorescent light, many of you asked for a step-by-step rundown (so you can tackle one of these beasts at home) and the good news is that it was actually pretty simple.
The rooms definitely felt a little better when that process was done.
But the ceilings still felt low, which was odd since they are the same height as the rooms in the condo were.
Our guest today had an unfinished attic space just waiting to be made into something beautiful, so, taking a cue from a partial planked ceiling section, she planked and whitewashed the entire ceiling and the walls — and the result is gorgeous! I'm Rachel Paxton from Maison de Pax, and I am so thrilled to be here.