Taking Down a Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling & Adding Bead Board

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While people are adding faux beams to their ceilings I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux wood beam & faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen & replaced it with a bead board ceiling instead.

Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling Before

I received many compliments over the years about the faux beams & faux wood ceiling in our kitchen. They were really neat and gave character to our kitchen but I always knew I wanted to take them down and here’s why…Our faux beams & faux wood ceiling were dark, hard to clean (the rough texture really collected dust) and they took away from precious head space.

Taking Down the Faux Wood Ceiling & Beams

The faux wood panels were starting to fall down and just did not look good anymore. Some of the Faux beams we also completely EMPTY inside serving no purpose except decorative.Taking down the faux wood panels in our eat in kitchen area was pretty easy since there was drywall underneath but when we started to take down the panels down over the main part of our kitchen the original plaster ceiling came down and it was a MESS!

Adding Bead Board to the Kitchen Ceiling

We added bead board panels to the ceiling instead of drywall because we were so happy with how the bead board turned out in the boys bedrooms ( see that DIY here) and their bathroom.After covering the exposed nails and screws, we are still painting AND chalking the ceiling but boy does it look bright now!!!

Bead Board Ceiling in the Kitchen

We CAN NOT believe the difference in our farmhouse kitchen now & could not be happier we decided to take down the faux wood beams & faux wood ceiling. If you have any more questions about taking down faux beams or to see our entire farmhouse kitchen be sure to click on the link below.

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