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Rustic Ceiling

  • July 8, 2016

rcrcarrera
rcrcarrera
rcrcarrera
rcrcarrera

My wife and I have always despised our popcorn ceilings. We finally decided what to do with one of our rooms. We bought the cheapest cedar tongue and groove we could find and applied a dark stain to them (not an even coat). Once dried we did a white wash to get the greyish, worn look. Then we put up some crown molding. It came out great.

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  • This turned out absolutely beautiful! One of the best ceiling updates we've seen. It's easy to see from the rest of the decor you and your wife have excellent taste! Did you follow specific instructions on getting that finish or did you figure it out as you went?
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 13, 2016
    • Thank you! We love the look. We did some research on different finishing techniques. We did some test pieces combining techniques to finally find the one we wanted.
      By rcrcarrera, on July 13, 2016

  • Amazing job guys.
    By McCuck81, on July 13, 2016
    • Thanks!
      By Sher84, on July 14, 2016

  • Now this was inspiring!!!! So tired of basic ceilings, ready to re-think the whole white ceiling thing!!
    By Ibedelish, on July 13, 2016
    • Ceilings are like a blank canvas! I'm always dreaming of ways to jazz them up!
      By Sher84, on July 14, 2016

  • Awesome job guys!!
    By srsmmyr, on July 13, 2016

  • What a beautiful way to add some character to create a unique space! Great work!
    By GShe, on July 14, 2016

  • So very impressed with this project! This came out so beautiful and how different of an idea this was! amazing job!
    By KOBRIEN9339, on July 14, 2016

  • Amazing job guys.. I love it
    By cjmccusker, on July 14, 2016

  • Love the colors used in this room! This ceiling gives off such a relaxing vibe. Attention to detail is well thought out, amazing take on a modern Ceiling update.
    By Carolyn4, on July 14, 2016


  • I am seriously in love with it. Great job, it's beautiful
    By Megmac, on July 14, 2016

  • This looks amazing! Love it!
    By KS421, on July 14, 2016


  • Absolutely love it! Can you guys please come and renovate our home?!
    By Lacyosman, on July 15, 2016

  • Awesome job... great resluts!
    By Wildcelt3, on July 15, 2016


  • So unique and very different. I think this is the best ceiling I've seen. I'm inspired.
    By JeanBean, on July 19, 2016

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Rustic Ceiling

by rcrcarrera
Jul 08, 2016

My wife and I have always despised our popcorn ceilings. We finally decided what to do with one of our rooms. We bought the cheapest cedar tongue and groove we could find and applied a dark stain to them (not an even coat). Once dried we did a white wash to get the greyish, worn look. Then we put up some crown molding. It came out great.