This has got to be my MOST favorite project that we have done to date. I LOVE the way it turned out. I've gotten lots of emails about this bathroom ceiling... so here ya go!
The full tutorial!
Our ceiling was just a bit too long for JUST a plain beadboard ceiling, and we didn't want to have any seams between pieces, so I came up with the idea of doing a thick frame, to compensate for the extra space, that the beadboard couldn't reach.
We bought some 7 inch board... and cut a basic 45 degree angle frame
(Cas making sure it fits well, AFTER the cut... Ya... that's how we roll... lol)
This is the whole thing... cut... before we painted and installed it.
I painted all the pieces white before we installed anything.
The less painting in the "air" that
you... your husband has to do... the better! lol.
I've said it before... he takes ALL the credit for this projects amazing work. lol. Gimmie a break, I'm only 5'3
The boy has over a foot on me!
this pictures a couple years old... but you get the point...
K... moving on...
Some liquid nails on the back of each piece
(please don't mind the mess downstairs... ugh)
First piece up!
(we also used our nail gun and put a few nails along each piece.)
Just the frame up on the ceiling
Up goes the beadboard!
This room only took one piece.
We actually had to cut it down a bit, after we had the frame up.
This isn't just a one man/woman job... it takes a little "crew"... and a photographer. :)
On goes the trim piece, inside.
We just used liquid nails for this step, and some tape to hold it in place while it dried... we didn't want to split the thin wood.
ALL the work we do is ALWAYS perfect!
(rolling my eyes)...
Thank the heavens for the man/woman who created this stuff!
because we needed quite a bit. lol
Here is the view from the ground...
on my back... shorty before my 2 year old bounded in... and dive-bombed me.
Last trim piece!
Just adhered with liquid nails as well.
More nail hole filling, and painting!
K... now go beadboard something, this weekend! :)
I've had some questions on how this ceiling is holding up to hot showers and condensation.
We haven't had ANY problems :)
I think if you caulk it all up well, and use a higher sheet paint, like a semi-gloss, then the hot water and such shouldn't be a problem :)