Wood planked ceilings are a great look - and for us, an economical solution to broken sheetrock.
|the lovely before on the left - in progress on the right! much better, eh?|
Troy was able to finish the last of it with help from our 9 year old, and it looks awesome! And fun that AJ got to be involved. I hadn't considered that the kids were getting old enough to tackle small projects with us - it opens up a whole new world of DIY for me :) can you say child labor?! lol
Next step - cutting in new lights! We decided to use smaller 4 inch recessed LEDs instead of the six inch we had before. Then, white paint. Although several people have told me they would just clear coat it, I think I want it white.
We used some of our leftover boards to plank half the wall behind the wood stove - it takes a beating from firewood stacked there. I'm a little torn about whether to paint it all white, or if I should do a darker color that won't show the soot and dirt so much. That project is on hold until school starts and I have some uninterrupted time to knock it out!
Speaking of - school starts next week! Hooray! My kids and I are all ready for the new school year to begin. Sawyer gets to ride the school bus this year, and the others are excited to see their friends. I am looking forward to some quiet time in the afternoons.