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!
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?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.