5.20.2019

A New Cedar Ceiling

Ok, so it's been a while, I realize. Lots going on in this little world of mine. That said, it is with great pleasure and self satisfaction that I present this completely completed cedar paneled ceiling. Like, done.

As a refresher, this is what this room looked like originally. This tiny little room (10'x10') is in the process of a complete overhaul -from a lame, junk repository to a cloffice for my husband. At the same time I am also changing out the recessed lighting to surface mount, which I wrote about here

I like to prep well. Complete floor coverage and clean work environment. I painted the room before installing the ceiling. Also that table, which originally was in the shed, was losing paint like crazy so I scraped it down and it did get a coat of BIN 1-2-3 although not yet in this picture. The table served as a very handy walking surface for the cedar install. I had an electrician swap out the recessed boxes for 4 electrical boxes in the same locations. 

Oh baby! I bought these delicious colored porcelain fixtures from Commune Design. I absolutely adore them and the mirrored bulbs which are on a dimmer. 

As for the ceiling, I could have saved myself a whole hell of a lot of trouble by buying longer boards and avoiding the seams. I can't remember exactly why I didn't just buy 12 foot boards and strap them to the roof of my car. I do remember they cut down 14 footers, maybe there weren't any 12 footers? My decision process is lost on me now, and no huge matter anyway because the ceiling looks great and I'm done. 

I trimmed the edges with a cedar quarter round, which nicely fades away. I only needed it to hide the small gap between the boards and the wall because believe you me, no wall and corner is ever perfectly square. I left the wood completely raw. There's no moisture in here to worry about and I dig an unfinished surface. 

In this room, I have also added a 8 foot shelf, locally made, and a nice Danish gentleman's wardrobe bought from Chairish. I'm finishing up some design details and will post as soon as it's all put together. 

Cheers. Do chime in if you have any thoughts. 

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