I am gonna do my best to tell you how to install wood on your ceilings for a beautiful farmhouse look.
I’ve always wanted to have wood ceilings. I was hoping for an inexpensive way to get the “look”. So when I saw Kevin and Layla’s post about installing wood ceilings in their dining room, I knew I could make it happen. They used pine tongue and groove boards that came in a bundle at Lowe’s.
The most important thing in installing the wood is finding where your ceiling joists are so you know where to nail the boards to the ceiling.
We used a chalk line to help us see where we were suppose to nail. I show you how we did it in my video.
I used a power saw and a nail gun for this project. These tools make the project a whole lot easier. I cannot imagine nailing those boards in by hand!
Here is a video I put together of the process. I am a visual person, so I hope this helps some of you “see” how I did it. (Yes! I installed the whole ceiling all by myself!)
(If you are reading this post in an email or reader, you may need to click on the post title to view this video on my blog.)
We decided not to paint the boards before installing them. Either way, I think it will be a pain. We used SO many individual boards on this ceiling, that I cannot imagine painting each one individually, then waiting for them to dry, and then installing them.
We are going to use a paint sprayer to paint the ceiling, and I think that will much better than rolling it. We’ll see.
It cost less than $250 to get our wood ceiling, and I think it was worth every penny.
Tomorrow, I will be installing shelves in the pantry and painting it. I’ve got to have that pantry finished so I can put the food back in it!
Right now, all of our food is on Adam and Eli’s dresser in their room!
Also, the winner of the Knitty Bitties Giveaway is…
I will be contacting you about how to claim your prize!