We had our beadboard ceiling installed in the laundry room on Saturday…and I couldn’t be happier!
Well, I could be happier if I didn’t have to strain my neck painting it tomorrow.
Either way, I am thrilled with how it turned out!
At one point, I was on the fence about which way to run the boards.
Most people told me that the boards should run the length of the room.
So what did I do?
I ran them the width instead.
I know…how ungrateful for the advice I asked for…
But I had my reasons for running the beadboard the width of the room…
- Apparently, the boards should run perpendicular to the joists so you can nail into solid wood. If you do it the opposite way, you have to add a layer of plywood.
- The room is only 7′ wide by 8′ 2″ long so I didn’t think it made too much of a difference.
- In my mind, I pictured the ceiling going the width and as we were deciding, I kept trying to convince myself that I “should” run it the long way. Whenever I try to convince myself of something, I usually end up regretting the decision.
- As you can see by the picture below, the hallway runs along side of the laundry room and I liked the way the boards ran in the same direction of the hallway next to the room. I was also afraid of the laundry room feeling like too much of a hallway itself, if I ran the boards the length of the room.
So, here are the before and after shots. Of course, I still have to paint over the primer AND change that ridiculous little light!
Sorry about the glare!
I am SO happy! All day, I have been finding any excuse to walk in here.
Does anyone need any laundry done?
How about a flashback to see what the room looked like way back when…
This was way before the cabinets, the new floor, the beadboard ceiling…scary!
*Update: Now that I’ve painted the beadboard, read about my paint choices and painting tips here: How to Paint a Beadboard Ceiling.
Did you get any home improvement projects done this weekend?
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