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We Did It

I won't lie and tell you that this was easy...it wasn't. It took a ton of arm and back strength. Was it worth it? Absolutely!!!
If you are thinking about trying it in one of your rooms, give yourself at least 2 weekends to complete. You will also need 1 week after completion to sleep in another room because of the stain smell.

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DIY Crown Molding - Home Improvement

Ever since we bought our home in Texas, roughly 2 years ago, I’ve had tons of home improvement ideas and things I’ve wanted to change around the house to make it my own and give it my own style. I wanted my house to be unique and not a cookie cutter from the suburbs. Sometimes it takes a while to accomplish your objective and in this case, it’s taken almost 2 years and counting.

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How to Install Beadboard or Barn Wood on the Ceiling

We recently completed remodeled our small cottage bathroom - on an major budget. We ended up spending $1,000, to rip out and replace everything in the space. But, that's in a different post. Today, I want to show you how we created the focal point in the small space - the ceiling.

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How to Remove Popcorn Ceiling

Removing ugly popcorn ceiling can be expensive. Here's a cheaper DIY way to do it!

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ceiling

We had to come up with ways to remodel our entire kitchen on a tight budget. Our new "old" home is a 100 year old Craftsman. This kitchen has never seen a dishwasher or microwave. Our big splurges for this project will be the appliances and quartz counter top, most everything else will be DIY projects. We have started with the ceiling using a creative , out-of-the-box product.

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Reclaimed Wood-Herringbone Pattern on the Ceiling

I love the look of reclaimed wood. I'm completely redoing the living room and have this vaulted ceiling that I just don't like! It's huge, bare and icky. I wanted to do shades of gray in the room with pops of teal. So, 100 year old douglas fir, stained in shades of weathered gray and touches of white milk paint were used. Each board had it's own character so I got quite a variation of colors. I like the idea of a distressed wood with a beach-cottage vibe to it. I will be mixing in some elegant features to keep it from looking too "shabby". I love the herringbone pattern and my husband and I decided it would be worth a try. We are avid DIYers, so it wasn't that difficult. Each board was cut to 3'. It's imperative that the measurement stays consistent or it will throw off your pattern. Yes, this is a ton of work. But, that's why it looks so cool! Next week we tackle the floor with silver travertine! I will update the post with pics as soon as the room is finished! If I'm able to move afterward.

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Things Are Looking up. Pretty New Ceiling Treatment, Cornices & Crown

A few years ago a bought a real fixer. Over the years I totally gutted it and opened up the living room,dining room and kitchen. It was nice but opening up the space left the 8 ft ceiling looking boring. Structurally I couldn’t raise the ceiling. But I still wanted to add some interest to the ceiling and better define the spaces.

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Hallway Makeover- Pallet Ceiling, Lights and Stripes!

There's a view of an upstair hallway ceiling from the entryway of my house. I made this view epic with some old pallets, stripes and IKEA light bulbs.

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Basement Craft Room Ceiling

The craft room ceiling was a work in progress a lot longer than I thought it would be. Finding the right look without spending much made my brain hurt from so much thinking...LOL!

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How to Paint a Bathroom Ceiling

Let me start by saying that painting a ceiling is probably my least favorite thing on the list of all things DIY. So much so that when we started looking up at our ceilings that are in need of major touchups, I had the idea of paying someone probably a couple thousand dollars to do it for me. However, I knew I could tackle the bathroom ceilings. Those smooth ceilings and the room’s small footprint didn’t scare this girl.
So I did it. It one afternoon. It was actually easy.
Then this little thing called empowerment kicked in.

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Faux Rustic Wood and Beams

I've always loved the look of rustic wood and beams mixed with chandeliers and French Country decor. We've always had a support beam in our living room but it was covered with dry wall.
So recently, I painted it to look like wood.

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Update!!! From Outdated Soffits to Usable Space

I was tired of the outdated look of my soffits, after scouring the web for ideas I came up with these. I love the extra space and the look!!

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How to Decorate Your Walls With Molding

I’ve got a powder room update for you all!! I’m so psyched about my new dramatic space that I can hardly contain my excitement. . . that or maybe it’s because I’m one step closer to almost completing another room at the Mod House Project! *happy dance*

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Aging a Wood Beam

When we rebuilt our home we knew we wanted an open concept on the 1st floor. With the size of the rooms we'd need to have a beam running through the area.

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Installing Base Molding

As many of you know, Rob and I are on the homestretch of a little kitchen/living room renovation in our small home. Thankfully, Rob knows construction quite well as he owns his own subcontracting/carpentry business, but for the past 21+ months, he's been the project manager on a huge residential job for a well known manufacturer owner. Between him being on the dream job he's currently on and me working with Hometalk, our wheels have been spinning on how we could improve the space (or lack thereof) in our own humble abode. Instead of adding a full blown extension, we thought it was be more beneficial financially for us if we re-worked the space we already had. With this decision, we had to knock down some walls, make a few new ones, and add in things like base molding. Rob took the lead on this project as he knows what he's doing (and let's face it, I don't when it comes to construction!) and I was his little helper.

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After seeing other projects using these tiles here on Hometalk, we decided to give it a try! We purchased these ceiling tiles from Amazon in a package of 50. They were very reasonable and were delivered in only a couple of days. They are truly as easy to install as everyone has said they are and they look great!

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A Long Overdue Remodel in Progress

Bad weather pulled up a few om my shingles and left water spots on my old car board tile ceiling, so time to remodel!!!

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How to Make a Plaster Panel Mould

Plaster mouldings skills are available in step by step detail in Plasterwork Decorative Moulding. Available as eBook or paperback view the 5 star reviews for this book on this web site www.plasteringbooks.com
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How to Hang Peel and Stick Wallpaper on a Ceiling

This project is one of my favorites and I’m excited to share it with you all!Shelly from Confettistyle recently updated her home office and let our Boho Luxe Home wallpaper help…can you guess where she ended up hanging our “wallpaper”?! Read on to see how to hang wallpaper on a ceiling.

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Why I Learned How to Patch Drywall and You Should Too

Knowing how to patch drywall could be one of the smartest skills you learn.
You might feel uneasy by the site of damaged ceilings or walls, but the price to have them repaired by a pro somehow outweighs this inconvenience.
Years ago I paid about $600 for a 5 by 5 foot section of ceiling to be replaced. While I was grateful to my contractor it definitely hurt the wallet.

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Small Bathroom Makeover Part 1: The Ceiling

This bathroom is really small too! I'm talking coffin small! If you're in there and sneeze, you'll probably bang your head on the wall. I live in Japan and small bathrooms are the norm. I get it too! Just get in and get out...unless you're in my house and you'll get in, but get stuck trying to get out. Too many jokes? I remodeled my downstairs restroom of equal itty-bitty-ness and you can check out the post here: https://www.hometalk.com/28347091/diy-small-half-bath-remodel?r=2

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Faux Ceiling Beams

I’ve been wanting faux ceiling beams for a while but because of the size of our kitchen, Rob didn’t think it’d be possible. We are now halfway through a little renovation in our kitchen/living room and I’m happy to say he was able to figure out how we could incorporate faux beams!!! He has a professional connection with someone who was able to get us reclaimed barn wood from Upstate New York and I must say that these beauties were worth every penny and all the work (which really wasn’t as much as I had imagined).We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

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Victorian Dinning Room Makeover - Ceiling Medallion

Having been painted blue for over 20 years, a complete makeover was long over due. In restoring this room back to 1880s' style, blue needed to remain due to the fireplace tiles on the surround, which were original to the home. We used blue as an accent and let another color take center stage for the glazed walls. The Plaster ceiling medallion was given a colorful treatment taken from the colors in various stained glass throughout. The remaining segments of this project will be posted later.

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Ignoring The Ceiling!? Statement Ceiling Focal Point in an Afternoon!

Ceilings typically get the short end of the design deal but this year, statement ceilings are trending! Creating a bold, eye-catching look above you might be 'in' but it can also quickly overpower a room. Instead of transforming the entire ceiling, construct a statement ceiling focal point. You'll still get that trending look but it won't become overwhelming or feel heavy.

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C.H.E.A.P Way to Cover 4x8 Ceiling Seams.

When we purchased our little farmhouse a few years ago, it took every bit of money we had.
Our living room was too small to have any company so our remedy was to enclose our carport.....on the proverbial dime. By the time we got to the ceiling the piggy bank was empty!!