It’s time to share how we DIYed that cool modern wood ceiling that you might have seen in our kids’ room.
Sometimes all you need to do is to think a little out of the box, a little further of what you would normally do. This awesome ceiling idea crossed my mind on a blank Saturday morning while I was driving to my son’s soccer game. And while driving, I said it out loud. I asked the hubby if it would be a crazy idea to install wooden boards across the ceiling for a dramatic look? And baaammm! He was sold right at that moment. And that means he liked the idea so much that he is ALL in helping his crazy wifey to finish this project before the room reveal ( next day!).
He is an all the way awesome guy! Frankly, I could not do so many of my projects without his help. And this project definitely required two people! So hallelujah for the hubby!
It was a last-minute idea! Yup! Somehow, most of my creative ideas come super last minute. I feel like my brain works better under pressure lol. So the story behind adding this ceiling to my son’s room was the new wall mural. If you missed seeing that post, you must see it! It’s a really cool new feature that Minted has!
So I applied the mural, and I felt like the room needed something to complement the new design.
I have seen wooden ceilings before but nothing like this. I guess I just generally loved the look of a warm, different look. But I had no idea how to apply or do these ceilings, so we came up with our own, easy way, and it worked out. I hope it will help you to recreate the project if you decide.
Materials you will need to create the wood ceiling:
- 1×2″ 8ft pine boards ( I installed 43!)
- Wood stain ( the color of your choice)
- stud finder
Installing the wood ceiling is easier than you think, guys!
First, disconnect the electricity and remove all light fixtures.
Measure your ceiling and decide how big is the area that you want the wood ceiling to cover. It’s important to know your measurements beforehand, so you can get the right amount of boards.
When you measure your ceiling, be sure to measure the wood board width, as well as the wood board depth ( the depth will be your spacer!between the boards you install). Then divide your space that you want to add boards to and you will get the number of boards you will need to purchase.
Use a stud finder on the ceiling to locate ceiling joists. You will install the boards perpendicular to the studs.
After you have purchased the right amount of boards, stain them to the color you wish! Stain them outside as the stain will have a powerful smell.
Let them dry!
Begin installation of the first board and then use another board but with the smaller side to measure the spacing, then add the second board and nail it in at the studs ( we found five suds across the room!).
Then go and do it 43 ( or how many more you have left!) more times! Phew!
This part of the project does require two people.
……And That is it, my friends.
Not a crazy hard project, you can have it all done within a few hours, and it creates a dramatic visual look!
What do you think? Would you install a wood ceiling in your home?
Yay or Nay?
Thanks for checking in today! I am sharing next those easy DIY picture frames, so stay tuned!