We purchased 4x8 foot sheets of plywood bead board. I do not recommend the large compressed fiber board sheets. Granted they are lighter to work with, but it chips and dents easily, and doesn’t look as authentic. We also purchased all the trim for crown molding. We primed and painted all the wood work before we made a single cut. Painting overhead is no fun. FIND YOUR STUDS!

Installing Bead Board Ceiling

Do away with those dated popcorn ceilings. Beadboard on the ceiling complements the traditional style of the wainscot paneling. It goes on right over the popcorn texture.

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Types of Accent Lighting - Kitchen Lighting Design Tips on HGTV. And that cool bead-board ceiling!

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Step by step instructions on installing a bead board ceiling.

Installing Bead Board Ceiling

The first thing we did was Install a Bead Board Ceiling and crown molding. It added instant character! Then we installed this beautiful seeded glass pendant fixture from Ballard Designs.

How to hang a bead board ceiling

Beadboard ceiling - to cover the ugly popcorn ceiling. Only trouble is: very tall vaulted ceiling might be more difficult. I have UGLY ceiling tiles.

Above: Reluctant to tear down their ceilings, Wright and her husband settled on premade beadboard paneling that they painted and installed themselves. Get the details in Rehab Diaries: DIY Beadboard Ceilings and on Wright's own blog, Lifestyle and Design Online.

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For a traditional farmhouse look, try 2½-inch V-bead (far left) or 1⅝-inch V-bead (top). Wider "boards" tend to look less busy in a large space. There are also custom styles, like casual, random-width V-bead (near left).

6 Tips on Shopping for Beadboard

Beadboard ceiling in kitchen/eat in? For a traditional farmhouse look, try V-bead (far left) or V-bead (top). Wider "boards" tend to look less busy in a large space. There are also custom styles, like casual, random-width V-bead (near left).

Ceiling & wall tongue & groove planks: Lumber Liquidators / ~$500 Wood for DIY Beams: Lowe’s / $220 Wood for trimming the windows: Lowe’s / $80 Paint & primer: Kelly Moore’s Swiss Coffee (white/trim), Valspar’s Montpelier Madison White (walls)

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Come check out how we covered our popcorn ceiling with Bead Board

DIY - Bead Board Ceiling

Color Outside the Lines: Kitchen Inspiration Month: Day Five - Beadboard Ceilings

Gorgeous kitchen design with beadboard ceiling, white flat center panel kitchen cabinets, marble tiles backsplash, polished nickel gooseneck faucet, Wolf Range and sterling silver serveware.

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