Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beadboard Ceiling???



Ok, we have a crappy popcorn like texture ceiling. It's not the "true" popcorn ceiling, but more of a painted texture ceiling, probably done by the P.O. when they were trying to make this lovely house into the ranch style....you've seen the wallpaper samples from August 1985 right?
Anyway it's been bugging the crap out of me. (thank you speedy for the word of the year it seems) and there's no way I can scrap that stuff off. Hubs will NOT put up a new ceiling of drywall or re-plaster just because it bugs me...(hell he could have lived with the crappy wallpaper from 1985, me I love the color of the living room.) But I could possibly talk him into a beadboard ceiling. I don't think he realizes quite how labor intensive it would be and by then we would be already started and he likes the look of beadboard. I know I'm sneaky....but as in previous posts....I have a way of getting my way.
So whatcha think?
Beadboard ceiling in a brick craftsman bungalow??????

5 comments:

Just A Girl And Her Craftsman Bungalow said...

I'm thinking no (although I don't see photos). I have a strange ceiling on my living room that I'll have to show soon. I already talked to someone and they are going to smooth it out. It is a plaster ceiling so they are just going to fix it and make it nicer. Is this an option for you too? Depending on what room the beadboard can look okay (I have it in my mudroom) but if it is a big room I'm thinking nah, you can think of something better. But Hey if you go for it I'd love to see the pics!

Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

What a tough one. Did you decide yet? I'm also weighing on the "no" side but I have no suggestions for the popcorn that don't involve a ton of work. I think if this were a less formal room and smaller, it would look fine but I checked out the pics and with the bay window, trim, and fireplace, your's already has a nice feel and isn't it open to the dining room through that arch? would it be strange with two different ceilings?I don't envy your dilemma.

Our Little Bungalow said...

Ok so I uploaded some pics. I just don't know. Hubs is so not wanting to smooth the ceiling out. My fear is one part of the plaster ceiling will crumble.......don't want that to happen.....

Why S? said...

I was going to say Yes to beadboard but it seems I'm outnumbered.

Our Little Bungalow said...

No I appreciate all input. I'm torn. I like it, I just dunno. Hubs says that's more freq that not with me!