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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Upstairs Bedroom Progress

Remember that room we were working on upstairs? That hideous dental office green room? Well, we're still plugging away, of course. That's what we do.

I just had to show you some of the progress and the excitement that we've been having up there though.

So right now we're working on installing the beadboard ceiling. Here's where we're at.


Looks simple enough, right? Chris changed up the lighting so that we have two smaller light fixtures instead of just the one. I'm painting the beadboard, he's putting it up.

But wait!! Here's what it looked like just a few weeks ago!


Ack!

When we started this project, there was plaster on the ceiling and then some tile stuff on top of that. Chris decided that just sticking the beadboard on top looked too wonky so every last little bit of everything came down.


Of course he had to go and do it the "right way" (someone's gotta!) so he put up some plastic and some two by fours for strapping.


Then he put up some foam insulation and finally, the beadboard on top of all that.


And now we're in business!


We picked up these neat ripply glass pendants and some Edison bulbs to go in them.

We've been busy the last few weeks with Christmas stuff so progress has been slow, but like a brilliant girl I know (me!) always says: Any progress is still progress!

Do you have any big projects under way for the new year?





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44 comments:

Heather Inspired said...

Wow Courtenay, it's going to look great! I'm going to do the same ceiling in our new bedroom with the beadboard - where did you get yours and do you have any advice (besides painting it first)?? It's going to have a slanted ceiling too but it's a new-build - thank goodness!

Broke Ass Home said...

That is going to look really crisp when you guys are all done! Great job!

lucysinspired said...

wow, that is a task! Good for your hubby to do it right. I would have just stuck it on top of the yuck! it's going to be awesome and I love those pendants!!

Mary Beth said...

It looks lovely so far! How awesome. I have hideous popcorn ceilings (gasp and ugh) ~ but I'm happy to have a roof over my head so for now...those will do just fine! Have a Happy New Year, Courtenay!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love the breadboard and yea Chris for taking the time to do it right - it will be so worth it. Great light choice too. I have lots of painting planned and hopefully finish up the board and batten to carry it to the basement stairs. I am really close to finishing painting the pine hutch in our kitchen. Just need to get new knobs and finish the paste wax.

Jessica Kielman said...

Looking fabulous, Courtenay!!!

Amy Renea said...

oh my goodness, what a difference! I always hate doing things right -- I'm much more about the hack away at it until it looks pretty for a picture and then throw it away. That is why I do crafts and such and leave the real work to Alex :)

Barbara (WA) said...

We've got so much remodeling in the works I've even thought of starting a blog - I just can't think of a clever enough title! Love the beadboard ceiling and lighting.

chateau chic said...

Looking good. At least you've gotten off to a good start!
Mary Alice

suzyq said...

I can't wait to this the final reveal - this is going to be gorgeous!!!
Happy new year :)

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Oh wow. That second picture started stressing me out I had to scroll down immediately! The progress looks awesome! I can't wait to see the finished room! I'm in the process of painting my master bath and adding picture frame molding to my dining room. Eventually it will all be done right?!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the look of the beadboard on the ceiling and think the room is going to look fantastic when it's done. Such a lot of work in an old house! We don't have any projects on the go here but I have plans for later this spring for a couple of things that need doing.

Nif said...

Wow! That's looking great! I so wish I had beadboard on my ceilings. Lucky you! Can't wait to see the finished room!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Renovations, take such a long time but are so worth it in the end. Love your lighting! Visiting from Inspiration Friday :)
Blessings,
Cindy

Rapunzel said...

I love the pattern of light your fixtures make on the ceiling! Gorgeous!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Courtenay, I'm visiting over from Mop it up Mondays. Love the progress in here....it's going to look fabulous when you're all done, I can tell! Can't wait to see it. Keep up the great work!

Debbie

LilyWhite said...

Beautiful light fixtures! You should check out our blog hop! I think that our readers would really like this project!
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Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

WOW! You have great vision! The room already looks amazing; can't wait to see when you are totally done!

Angela

Denise Marie said...

U 2 are on ur way!! Hope to see more.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

When you're done at your house would you come by mine and put some fabulous beadboard up on my ceilings to cover the hideous popcorn?

Looks fab my friend!

:) Linda

DIY Show Off said...

Wow, Courtenay! Looking good!!!

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