Beadboard Ceiling

3 Materials
3 Days

We added a room to the house using part of the garage and part of the laundry room but when it came time to do the ceiling, there where too many uneven parts and it was hard to cover with texture so we decided to use beadboard (tongue and groove pine panels from Home Depot).

beadboard ceiling

To level the floor, we had to make like a deck framing under the plywood.

beadboard ceiling

After making the walls and moving the washer and dryer to a different location, we put the doors and proceeded to put sheetrock.

And then to cover all the imperfections from the ceiling, we decided to put beadboard. We did put texture on the walls first but I don't have pictures of that.

beadboard ceiling

The first two pieces were the toughest but after that, it becomes easier.

beadboard ceiling

Here is hubby on a roll...

beadboard ceiling

It took two days to do it all.

beadboard ceiling

Then came the stain which I did myself with a sponge and hubby and his friend put the trim around the edges.

beadboard ceiling
beadboard ceiling

All done. I love how it looks. Now, all we needed was the carpet which they installed the following weekend.

beadboard ceiling

Here it is all done.

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  • JoeAnna Taylor
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Would it not be easier to stain boards BEFORE NAILING to the ceiling?

    • Donna Ohanian
      on Aug 31, 2019

      For future remodelers- Pine shrinks & expands, so when this shrinks on a dry winter day, white stripes will be seen. Been there, done it also. You absolutely stain first, and touch up any edges that need it later. Another no, no is staining across multiple boards. Yikes! Stain is done the length of one board or two, at a time. You can see all the dry edges in the picture. Trying to even this out must have been hard. You want 1 wet edge, not a dozen of them. Personally, I would do a whitewash to brighten up the room. Lot of work here, glad you love the results.

  • Donna
    on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great, we're doing beadboard on master bath ceiling (& water proofing it)

    Why in materials did you mention pressure gun, listing refers you to power washer guns????

    Pneumatic as to use with finishing nails would be my choice

    • Joe Jones
      on Aug 31, 2019

      Real beadboard is already waterproof. This is pine shiplap and it costs about 5x what beadboard costs

  • Joe Jones
    on Aug 31, 2019

    Is there wood framing under the plywood on the floor? I see you said make like deck framing under it I just don’t see it.

    Also you do realize that’s not beadboard correct? Beadboard is normally 4’x8’ panels and has 4” & 1/4” strips cut into it and it comes painted white. You are using pine shiplap

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  • Sara
    on Aug 27, 2019

    looks great!

  • Sea Trace Creations
    on Aug 29, 2019

    Looks really good but I wouldn't refer to this as beadboard, it has much thinner lines and is often sold in sheets. This is considered tongue and groove pine boards. This is just a tip so viewers know what to ask for when they shop for this product.

    • Joe Jones
      on Aug 31, 2019

      You know hometalk used to do a better job at editing and making sure projects were named properly and the writer didn’t “over mansplain” the project. This one says beadboard ceiling and the first thing it mentioned was the floor and the other stuff that was done. It should be named room addition on a budget or something like that.

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