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Our Porch Ceiling Change Of Plans

Here is our front porch, in progress:

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As you can see, G.O. is in the middle of stripping all the old paint

from our porch’s original bead board ceiling.

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Our plans were to paint the ceiling a pretty pale blue.

Exhibits A – B + C:

exterior pale blue ceiling with wicker

exterior pale blue ceiling with black rockers

exteriior pale blue ceiling

Pale blue porch ceilings are a thing in the south.

I grew up in southern Illinois (which is very southern, BTW),

so I’ve been on board the blue ceiling train since I was a wee lass.

Anyway, just as we were discussing what pale blue paint to use,

this happened:

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We were both surprised at how pretty the natural wood ceiling is!

And, speaking of something being a design thing,

natural wood exterior accents are wildly popular now.

Have you noticed?

I first saw this trend on HGTV’s FIXER UPPER.

bathroom of fixer upper shower

Okay, that mirror she’s touching is painted white,

but here are just a few natural wood accents from the show.

Exhibits D – E – F + G:

wood exterior columns

wood exterior fixer upper

wood exterior shutters

wood exterior window boxes

So.

While we had our hearts set on a pale blue porch ceiling,

I think we’ve changed our minds.

That wood ceiling of ours is way too pretty in its natural state,

+ it wouldn’t be right to cover it with paint.

Exhibits H – I – J – K + L:

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You can easily see the portion that’s not been fully stripped:

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So.  This just illustrates why one must be flexible when working on anything,

or as I like to call it: heading to Plan B.

The natural wood is so warm + lovely, isn’t it?

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G.O. is such a perfectionist;

this change in plans will no doubt have him going back

over the entire porch ceiling again, maybe multiple times.

That’s his thing, + really.

How many times can I say, “It doesn’t have to be perfect!”?

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Ceiling Beam Musings

The closer we get to the finish line of our Dutch colonial,

the more impatient I become!

Take the spot where our kitchen + dining room ceilings meet.

Please.

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Will the dining room ceiling be blue like the kitchen’s? you ask?

I think so — since the rooms flow together the way they do.

Maybe something a few shades lighter — we’ll see.

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If you look closely, the new kitchen ceiling is about 1/2″ higher

than the old one of the dining room.

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Our plans include adding a box beam there.

Something like this:

beams

beam thriftydecorchick

beamm country living mag

Country Living magazine

I want to get some reclaimed lumber to make our beam.

That’s really going to ramp up the vintage charm of our kitchen!

It needs it — everything’s too new!

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 The brown of the reclaimed boards

will tie in with the oak kitchen island, don’t you think?

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It’s time for me to start searching for reclaimed lumber!

Stay tuned!


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