How to Plank Over a Popcorn Ceiling... Instantly!

I wasn't in love with my popcorn ceiling. I personally think popcorn is best served in movie theatres. So when I was recently challenged to decorate my bathroom, I decided the popcorn would not do.
Installing a few planks was all this took. The end result is so stunning, I have a hard time believing this is my house... and that I did that! :)
Now I have a hankering to take in a movie... with popcorn of course!
Have you ever tried planking a ceiling before? What's your own fav ceiling treatment?
( Edited to add: the ceiling fan is still intact. The finished ceiling shot is simply a different angle that didn't catch the fan.
The paint colour of the bathroom is (tan) Bamboo Beach at half strength, and white is straight out of the can, both by Cloverdale Paint in Canada )
This beautiful planked ceiling is not that hard to do!
Can you relate to the very popcorn before? Let's make it beautiful!
Thin pine planks were prepainted. Check out the blog for a ton of tips and a neat paint trick to brighten up that white even more.
Starting at one end, one by one, the planks were cut to size and air nailed into place.
Here's the vanity that caused all the commotion, which looks even better with the new ceiling in place! Visit bathroom reveal at:
Next up? A bigger room! Wish me luck. :)

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Kristy Nora Kristy Nora on Aug 06, 2018

    What color paint is that in your bathroom?

  • Christina Cook Huffman Christina Cook Huffman on Sep 13, 2018

    What kind of planks did you use and where did you buy them from? I am running into a problem of the wood saying on he specs “dry conditions only” and not mold resistant. So if you could help me please.

    Thank you Christina

  • Dawn Henry Dawn Henry on Sep 13, 2018

    Just wondering how this would

    look with hardwood floors?

    We are original thin, oak coloured floors.... but I hate our ceiling!


Join the conversation

2 of 157 comments
  • Mickie Aguiar Mickie Aguiar on Apr 08, 2019

    My husband and I have talked about using wainscoting to cover our textured ceilings.

  • Marie Marie on Jun 12, 2020

    Fantastic job. I was desperate just looking at my ugly popcorn ceiling... thanks for the idea...why I did not come up with it ? I used vinyl planks for my newly done bathroom. So am going to try this. Thanks.