If you’ve got an ugly ceiling – gross cardboard paneling like we had, or yucky popcorn, or just plain and boring, a beadboard (or wainscoting, which is another term I’ve seen for the same kind of paneling) ceiling is a great option to add some interest to a room in an understated, classy way.
My girlfriend and I did our beadboard / wainscoting ceiling ourselves, inspired by this blog post. We started with very ugly cardboard paneling that was falling down in some places because of water damage. We ripped that out, cleaned things up, and then put up our DIY beadboard ceiling over the course of a few weekends.
Here is a before and after sneak peek:
If you’re interested in the entire process of what we did to create our DIY beadboard ceiling, check out my blog posts here:
- Beadboard Ceiling DIY Part I
- Beadboard Ceiling DIY Part II
- Beadboard Ceiling DIY Part III
- Beadboard Ceiling DIY Part IV
Now that we’ve finally added the moulding and finished the floor, we’re really pleased with how this room looks. Here are some more finished shots: