March 7, 2012

Adventures in Beadboard Ceilings Part 3

Welcome back to part 3 in my series of installing a bathroom beadboard ceiling.  Sorry but we have so many pictures from this project to share I just felt like it needed more than one post.  To catch you up from the part 1 post:
I was inspired to make my bathroom look like this
To catch you up from the part 2 post:
I somehow got hubby on board, he made building plans and we purchased materials
Now lets get this party started with getting all this pretty wood up on the ceiling.

step 1 - cut & install trim boards
Last side
Step 2 - Spackle the corners
The gaps have disappeared!
Spackle is pure magic.
Now it's time to glue and nail the beadboard on the ceiling.. eekkk!
This is when the first DIY fight happened for this project between hubby and I.
hubby: "are you holding it"
"IT" is a giant heavy piece of heavy beadboard to the ceiling on a 9 foot wobbly ladder
me: "huh?"
hubby: "holding it?!"
me: "*&@& I can't hold this"
hubby: "&@%^ GET DOWN"
me: "F&^% Y@*"
You get the idea :)
We called in for backup to save the marriage with a trusted DIY friend.

Step 3 - measure & cut holes in the beadboard for the fan and light to slip through
Look at how serious they are taking.
Step 4 - put glue on the back on beadboard and nail the living heck out of it to the ceiling
Step 5 - install the shoe molding to cover the gap between trim boards and crooked walls
Step 6 - Caulk all up in these joints!
ouch, my neck!
Step 7 - paint the ceiling in your PJ's
Step 8 - assemble and add your fan & lights back in
Step 9 - Then you jump for joy when it's finally done! :)
We love how the ceiling turned out!

If we can survive this project, you can too!

What do you think of our new bathroom?

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CherylM. said...

It looks great! I'm with you anytime I have to work "over my head" it really messes with the neck and shoulders. You'll probably have a "crick" in your neck for a couple of days! Again, great job!

trianglehoneymoon said...

It looks AWESOME!

Decorating, dining, drinking thru Durham said...

Thanks ladies! We are soooo happy with how the bathroom turned out.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Wow! I love that ceiling. It looks great. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday.

Patti said...

I love it! That holding heavy stuff over my head isn't for me either. But--your results are fantastic.

Serendipity and Spice said...

Looks fantastic! My grandmother's house used to have this in the bathroom- I have always loved the look! Thanks for sharing @ Manic Monday.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I love how you bead board ceiling turned out too. I want to do this is a bedroom to help add some charm. Your tutorial will help us achieve the look we want. So very pretty, Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

How to Nest for Less said...

Looks amazing!!!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

That looks fantastic! I love it! Nice work!!!

Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living

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