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What is wrong with this kitchen ceiling & what should I change?
Brenda Crompton
February 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am buying a house with a ceiling that has rustic beams and smooth wood in between. It really does not feel right with the rest of the house. Any ideas of what to do? Paint out the pine boards and leave the beams? Paint the beams and leave the pine boards?
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Brenda Crompton
the pot rack is definitely going!
0 Likes   February 9, 2013 at 10:30AM
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Creations Nadia Interior Design
you can leave the beams and dry wall the rest of the ceiling :)))
1 Like   February 9, 2013 at 10:37AM
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AMN
If, as you say, the rustic style doesn't fit the rest of the home, then I would start by painting the tongue and groove wood and leave the beams natural. See how that feels. That fluorescent light has to go too! Bad lighting makes any room look horrible--no matter what materials are used!

Also, a different wall color will definitely help (fresh buttermilk white would be pretty or clean/soft, light gray would be nice too) the room overall.

Also x 2: Prepare yourself to try living with it for a while first. Doing so will help you feel more confident about what changes to make and when.
2 Likes   February 9, 2013 at 10:38AM
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shar_is_here
White wash the whole ceiling including the beams and definitely change the light!
2 Likes   February 9, 2013 at 10:45AM
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Brenda Crompton
Great ideas, thanks!
0 Likes   February 9, 2013 at 10:58AM
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Kavanya Designs LLC
The wall is too orange with those cabinets..drywall/paint ceiling white and leave beams intact. I would change countertops if.its within budget. It looks blue? Pot rack must go and you seem to have enough space for a center island with some seating?
2 Likes   February 9, 2013 at 11:09AM
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More Than Murals
Stain the beams a darker shade & then antique/ faux glaze the ceiling to accentuate the panelling. Also a different color on the walls w/ a glaze would give it that rustic/ old world charm.
1 Like   February 9, 2013 at 11:13AM
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carolins
We have exactly the same ceiling in our living room and we've painted it all white. Much better. Hell of a job, but worthwhile.
1 Like   February 9, 2013 at 11:36AM
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Andrena Felger / In House Design Co.
That's a great space with lot's of potential I would go all white on the ceiling. Clean, crisp and simple. Enjoy!
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