Yesterday I decided to start working on my study ceiling. This is going to be quite a project to get the beadboard eventually looking decent but I am hopeful that it will turn out well when I am done.
I began by pulling down the old crown molding. It was flush with the ceiling tiles so it was sitting about half an inch below the beadboard and looked funny. It was also very narrow and I want something a little beefier so I decided to scrap it.
To remove the trim I used a thin pry bar and hammered on the end of it to get it under the molding. I then pried up each finish nail gradually widening the gap as I moved down the wall until I could pull the piece away completely.
With the molding down I moved on the cleaning up the ceiling. After the ceiling tiles had been pulled done the beadboard was full of staples and bits of the tiles still stuck in the ceiling. I used a needle nose pliers to pull all of the staples out. It was pretty tedious and I ended up doing it in two shifts because my arm was getting sore working above my head.
With the staples gone and the molding down the ceiling still doesn't look good but I am one step closer to getting it done. I still need to patch the holes and sand down the beadboard before I can paint. I love the bright aqua of my beadboard porch ceiling and I am thinking I may use a shade of blue or teal for my study ceiling. I feel like if I am going to put all this effort into fixing the beadboard I want to highlight it. What do you think? What color would you use?
If you are interested, check out the rest of my study renovation posts: Study Blog Posts