So I know what you are thinking…wow that must have been a lot of work! Well…we only added the beadboard to the “soffit” ceiling that overhangs in our kitchen. We had a big problem with the ceiling chipping and needed a good solution without spackling. And of course I have been dreaming of beadboarded ceilings in here since the day we painted the Kitchen Cabinets. Hoping that adding this little bit of charm to the ceiling will create this space to be even more cottage-chic. I am always finding ways to add character to this 1985 home and something as simple as this project just helps.
Here is a look at the before ceiling…which was chipping and making me CRAZY!
Now there is no lie that “real” beadboard ceilings are dreamy and heck if I had all the money in world that is exactly what I would have installed…especially when you add some solid wood beams….
I found some of great inspiration on the web and pinned it onto my For the Home Board.
So where can you find this amazing product that makes adding beadboard to the ceiling so easy?
Lowes of course! Allen and Roth Beadboard Wallpaperand the price for one roll is less than $20!!!! I only had to use one roll for this area…and had some leftover. So basically this project was a big bang for it’s buck. You really can’t beat a project that is going to cost you only $20….definitely easy convincing the hubby too ; )
So how did we accomplish this project?
1. Measure and cut amount needed to cover surface. We cut in 3 separate strips since the area we were covering was definitely an irregular shape.
2. Just like any wallpaper you need to apply the wallpaper paste to back of wallpaper and on surface you are covering….and work fast (before glue dries)
3. Apply in strips…I had the hubs stand behind me for this project so as I smoothed out he applied directly behind me. Not gonna lie…this took multiple tries. Once we got into a good routine it went much faster. As anyone who has ever done wallpaper…it is not that easy and just imagine doing it to your ceiling…the arms get a good work out on this one!
4. Paint to match ceiling….we painted ours in the same color as our cabinets which is in a glossy finish. I liked adding the gloss affect since it made the beadboard seem more like wood.
5. Enjoy your beautiful new ceiling with a glass of wine in hand!
I really love the view now from the Kitchen where you can see the bead board ceiling and look into our family room which has painted paneling. I swear my house is feeling less 1980’s every day. If I had different floors in my kitchen and my house was not located in a “development” I’m not sure anyone would be able to guess the age of our house.
Love love sharing these simple DIY’s with all of you…sometimes the small projects are what makes you the most happy…and the easiest to convince others to try too!
Hope you all have a wonderful day! I am going to enjoy mine with my little one….and so grateful to be back posting again.