So my kitchen ceiling has issues. I could bore you with all of the details of just why it looks like this (new drywall butted up against almost-30-year-old drywall with slightly different thicknesses, air conditioner leak, etc.) but the bottom line is that my kitchen ceiling looks like this…
The leak really made it look so much worse, but the fact is, it never looked good where the old and new drywall met because there was about an 1/8″ (or more) difference in thickness. And since I’m not a professional drywaller, I could just never get it looking good. There are other places as well, but those are the main two.
So I’ve been dragging my feet on installing the moulding at the top of the cabinets because I really need to figure this ceiling thing out. I know that even if I repair it (which I am going to do…I think…maybe), it’s still not going to loook good, and it’s just going to drive me crazy.
So I’ve been brainstorming ideas, and that’s when I remembered this…
Yes, it’s Miss Mustard Seed’s guest bedroom!! Those walls are fantastic, and she did them with very thin hardboard found at Home Depot, nailed to the wall and painted, like this…
If you haven’t seen this before and after, you simply must go to Miss Mustard Seed’s blog and check it out.
So I’m wondering how that would look on my ceiling.
Kevin and Layla over at The Lettered Cottage have something similar in many rooms of their home. Of course, theirs is original to the house, and they had to remove their drywall to expose the pretty wood ceiling.
My one hesitation is this…in all of the photos I’ve looked at this weekend of ceilings done in a similar manner, they all utilize really long boards that go from one wall to another, so that you don’t see the end of one board butted up against another.
But if I do this on my ceiling, I’d use the most inexpensive materials possible, and that means that really super long boards that go from one wall to the other wouldn’t be in the budget.
So what do you think? How do you think Miss Mustard Seed’s wall treatment would look on my ceiling? And since some ends would be butted up against each other, would it look strange? Or would it look just as nice on a ceiling as it does on a wall?
I have to get this figured out soon so I can get the moulding up around the cabinets. It’s driving me crazy not having that finished!!!