4.06.2012

MASTER BEDROOM WOOD CEILING {DIY}


I want to share step-by-step how we built the beautiful wood coffered ceiling in the master bedroom. It completely transforms this room.




Here is the master bedroom many moons ago. Our coffered ceiling started with simple drywall. 




1.) Andrew first took 2x4's and created a grid pattern. 

2.) Next, he took four-quarter knotty alder and nailed it over top of the 2x4's in the same grid pattern. 

3.) Then using quarter-inch alder, he filled in all of the grids.




4.) To give it a finished look, Andrew wrapped each grid in crown




5.) Then he used a maple-to-alder spray stain and a coat of lacquer





6.) Next, he used a water-based rusty old glaze that was wiped on and off. This is what caused the knots and grain patterns to pop.

7.) After letting it dry for 30 minutes, it was lacquered one more time.  





It was gorgeous, but it looked shockingly stark against the white walls. I was anxious to get everything taped and painted. If you notice, we painted the walls AND inside the coffer itself with the SW Pussywillow color. 




Here it is with the tape and plastic removed (and on the floor). It all looks more complete and gradual this way. 




Second perspective. 



And finally, here it is finished with the ceiling fan in the center and the can lights installed along the outside edges of the coffer. This room is just waiting for carpet and vent covers!


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44 comments:

{krista} said...

Wow! That is SO beautiful!!!!

Jennifer said...

It is amazing! You and your husband are building such a beautiful home! ;)

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Seriously this is what I want my dream home to look like. You did a fabulous job.

Karen @ The Quaint Cottage said...

I've been wanting to do this in my living room, but in a shiny white color. Now I think the stained wood looks better. Thanks for sharing. Great job.

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

I'm featuring this on my website! It's gorgeous! You made my husband's jaw drop!

Jessabells said...

The ceiling looks fantastic. It looks like it has been there forever. Great job.

Kerry said...

I just saw this on Ucreate - amazing job! Really beautiful and great work!

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

That is thee most beautiful thing I've seen all month. Maybe year!! I love it! Pinning, and thank you!

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Oh, and also, I thought for a second you were going to paint the whole thing white and I was like, NOOOOOOOO! ;) not that it wouldn't be pretty white, but the contrast. . .

A-MAY-ZING!

Nina said...

One word... WOW! I would love to have something such as this in my home. Beautiful work.

Shay said...

I love it! It's beautiful! I can't wait to see all of your house. New Follower! You can visit me at http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/


Shay

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Oh my goodness! The ceiling is absolutely beautiful!!! I'm going to show this to my handy hubby! :)

Jill

Remodelaholic said...

This is amazing! You guys did fabulous work! I would love to feature this on my blog if your are ever interested please let me know!

Rachel said...

Why oh why can't I pin this?? Amazing, Rachel. I just passed by your house just today to see how it was going... now I see this. My oh my. Beautiful.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

That whole room is stunning and I think that Andrew is a keeper. So beautifully done!

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

I'm a new follower. ~Rachel (And my hubby's name is Andrew ;) )

Morgan S. said...

Hi! I'm an Idaho girl too! (Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello) I don't live there anymore though. I love this ceiling...my hubby did a similar one in our kitchen (we painted ours white). New follower - follow back at www.justhadabrightidea.blogspot.com

Jen said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Great job!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Oh my goodness...this is beautiful. My husband and I have been talking about adding this to the dining room. Will definitely keep this in mind.

Melissa said...

Gogeous! I just found your blog through remodelaholic and am a new follower. We are actually moving today into a home we just built so its great to see someone else's process as well (although we didn't do the work ourselves like you!)

Lana said...

Wow! Amazing ceiling. I wish my ceilings were high enough to do this. Our ceilings are only 8 feet so it would not work. I love the way yours looks.

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

Saw this on remodelaholic. Great great job. I am in love!!!
Bj

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

This looks awesome...I also love the paint color. Might just have to try that. Thanks for the post!

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Saw this project over at Remodelaholic. Coffered ceilings give such a high-end look. And yours look superb! Loving the board and batten and your window trim, as well as the paint color on the wall. Gorgeous!

Kristin White said...

WOW, that is absolutely gorgeous!!

thehouseoflists said...

I just found this via pinterest and it's awesome. I really want to do this for my basement ceiling.

Anonymous said...

I will have this. I'm scheming now, and husband is laying on our bed studying the trey ceiling! Lolol

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such an amazing idea! I love the color that you chose to stain it. It looks so rich and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the tips. We've wanted to try this out and you made it easy to follow along. Megan

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a stunning look - thanks so much for the step by step...I may have to try this out!!

Kathleen Faircloth said...

I was wondering what stains you used, they are gorgeous!! Thanks!

Kristal @ Engineering Life and Style said...

Wow!! That is GORGEOUS!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ceiling, wainscoting and colors. But why do all that amazing work and install a cheap ugly ceiling fan?

Tracybell said...

What is the brand of the glaze u call water based rusty old glaze? Love how it makes it look worn? Love the paint color also.

To above anon:
Wats ur problem?

McMillen said...

This is great! Is the four quarter he used on top of the 2x4s the same width? It looks to be slightly wider but I can't tell for sure. Thank you!

LivingVintage said...

In one word: YUM!!! It couldn't be more gorgeous. Great job!

Carissa Rasmussen said...

you break it down so simply! looks gorgeous:)

Anonymous said...

That is badass !!! Grrrrreat job Andrew

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THE CEILING, IT TURNED OUT GORGEOUS, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW
LAUREN

Anonymous said...

I ran across this page a while back while looking for ideas and saved it, as I am remodeling my house. I have been working on doing the hall for the last three days. My hat goes off to your husband. Im 40 yrs old, and 6'2 260 lbs, I didn't see the pic of him until about the tenth time I looked back to find this blog. My body hurts! I enjoy a challenge, and Ive done a lil bit of crown before. This just makes it more confusing. I alternated btw light and dark stain, and my boards are cedar. It looks great so far, I just cant make up my mind which side to put the top of the crown on. Which, males it quadruple confusing... Your hubby is a talented man my dear. Thanks for the idea. My wife loves it, I just don't know if I'm up to doing the den lol Thx again

Daniel Polizzi said...

how much did it cost all said and done?

Anonymous said...

My wife and I live down in Twin Falls and I came across this on pintrest, and both my wife and I fell in love with it. I am going to do this in our master bedroom. I did have a few questions though, I can not find anything on the "water-based rusty old glaze", as in where to get it and what exactly it is called. If you could let me know the brand and name of the stain used as well as the glazed mentioned above I would greatly appreciate it. Love all of your work that you have put into your home! Great job! If email works better you can reach me at choskins53@aol.com.

Caro10 said...

This is AWESOME! This looks like its in my line of skills and will give added value to our house.

Rosalyn S. said...

This is very beautiful!

Where did you get the lumber needed for this project? Also, can you explain a bit more about the very first step? How did you stack the boards? I can't get a clear understanding or picture of how they are stacked. I'm very new to this but I'd like to do this in my home. I'd appreciate any help you can provide me. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

can you please tell me how high your ceilings are?

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