Sunday, March 1, 2020

Goodbye Popcorn Ceiling - Beadboard Ceiling DIY

I have a confession. Our house had popcorn ceilings and we haven’t done anything about it yet. We are trying but seems like we only get around one to one ceiling a year. Last year we tackled our bathroom ceilings.

I know you don’t need a whole story about the project, but it was really quick and easy.  Essentially, I bought a thin bead board cut it to size and used the nail gun to attach it to the ceiling studs. I used a stud finder to find the studs and then put a piece of painter’s tape on the wall next to the ceiling stud to mark the area. My husband came and helped hold the ceiling in place while I tacked it around the left edge with the nail gun. I smoothed it to the center like I was pressing out the wrinkles in paper and then tacked it again with the nail gun. I finished it off by adding nails around the edges. I wasn’t worried about this because I knew I would be finishing the edge with a piece of screen porch molding.

Once everything was nailed into place I gave it a coat of soft white paint in satin. There is no window in this bathroom, so I wanted a little more light bounce. And there you have it. Popcorn ceilings gone. Mischief managed.

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