Bathroom Ceiling

21 Jan

Since the bathroom is a hot mess right now I figured I’d just keep going and add beadboard to the ceiling like I wanted. Sometimes there are do it yourself jobs, sometimes there are do it with a friend jobs and sometimes there are do yourself a favor and hire someone jobs. This was definitly a do it with a friend job. Standing on top of the toilet trying to hold a 4 foot by 4 foot panel of beadboard on to the ceiling and nail it in place just where it was supposed to be did not go well at all; furthermore, hammering upside down while this takes place is insanely difficult.

After a lot of cursing, and an “I give up break” including a nap and an episode of Dear Genevieve we  were in business. You can see here that I did manage to get the panels on the ceiling and I started to add crown molding around the perimeter of the room, but its not going well. I can’t seem to make the cuts right. It seems so simple but all the angles make my head spin. So, I’ll have to try again tomorrow.

Here is the before picture:


and here is the what I have so far picture:




I think it looks a little more interesting. The room is small and it helps to draw your eye up making the space seem a little larger.Now, if I could only finish off that molding I’d be in ready to paint.

I’m also having thoughts about changing the curtains in there. I don’t like valances or café curtains and the blinds have to stay for obvious reasons but I’m not sure what other options there might be.Any thoughts?

5 Responses to “Bathroom Ceiling”

  1. Gloria Jacobs January 22, 2012 at 12:57 AM #

    Kudos for tackling such a job. Miter cuts aren’t something I’ve ever been brave enough to tackle (happily my husband knows how to do such things).

    With the lines of the beads and the battens and the horizontals of the blinds, maybe you could go without curtains at all. I think your moldings around the windows are interesting enough that it wouldn’t leave the room bare looking. You could use the rod to hang interesting objects d’art if you felt the window needed something more.

    • ittybittybungalow January 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM #

      I found a solution and totally circumvented the entire miter cut issue with these block thingys I found at the hardware store. I’ll share pictures as soon as the painting is done.

      ..and I’m thinking you’re right about the curtians.

  2. Karen Anne January 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM #

    I really like that ceiling. But I’m thinking now with the ceiling lines, the blind lines, the current curtains are too much. Can you do away with the curtains and replace the blinds with a translucent (not opaque) white curtain that’s inside the window frame? A fabric with some sort of white on white subtle design or just plain white? And not extend it to the floor? The window doesn’t extend to the floor, yes?

    I’m thinking something like these Bradbury & Bradley lace things:

    • ittybittybungalow January 22, 2012 at 9:37 PM #

      Karen Anne you do have the best ideas. Thanks for the link, I never would have though of that. I wonder if they are expensive?

    • Gloria Jacobs January 23, 2012 at 7:46 PM #

      I had lace in my bathroom window for 20+ years, so I’m tired of it now, but I think it would work beautifully here.

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