Sunday, November 29, 2015

Plank Kitchen Ceiling- My Texas Home Makeover Post #28

Just in time for Thanksgiving... I finally finished the painted maple ceiling in the kitchen!  It gives this little enclosed kitchen & breakfast room a quaint cottage feel.  

The ceiling planks are painted Sherwin Williams Eider White.  Its gray undertones are brought out by Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray on the walls.  

I am so happy to have finished this ceiling project! I still can't believe that I cut and hung the crown molding all by myself in one day- I stressed over that part for weeks and weeks beforehand.  
The valance was sewn from remnant fabric that I purchased to make a table cloth.  The shutters are the grey stained wooden shutters that I have upcycled all over this house!  The light fixture was recycled from the previous owner's dining room.  
The neutral wall and ceiling colors work okay with the previous owner's neutral custom cabinet stain, but the cabinet's top coat is starting to yellow quite a bit.  I will likely paint the cabinets in summer 2016.  What color?  I am thinking a deeper shade of gray with blue undertones for the bottoms and a lighter gray for the upper cabinets.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

Stock vanity goes custom- My Texas Home Makeover Post #27

I painted the vanity the same color as the new plank ceiling.  Oh what a little paint can do!
Drawer pulls snagged from pier one for $2 each.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Planking the Ceiling- My Texas Home Makeover Post #26

After a year off from major home projects, I jumped in with both feet when the kids went back to school two weeks ago.  I decided to plank the half bath ceiling as a test case for the kitchen and dining room ceilings.  I glued then nailed painted 3"x 5/16" pine over the existing popcorn ceiling.  It looks fabulous- the kitchen ceiling is next!  

Planking.  The boards went up much faster and easier than I expected!

It took me an entire day to learn how to cut crown molding- I had to use a small crown molding for this project because my HVAC vent (not pictured) was in the way.  

The ceiling is painted Sherwin Williams Pussy Willow and the walls are SW Mineral Deposit.  

Prior to this, I had never used a miter saw or a nail gun and certainly hadn't cut crown molding- loved every minute of it and did it all myself.