Our family room is right off the kitchen. The kitchen has a great flat ceiling, the family room had a nasty “popcorn” ceiling. I tried painting the popcorn ceiling hoping it would fill in a bit and look less crumbled. That was a waste of time. Then I saw a Pinterest site that showed a wood slat ceiling… I loved it.
I decided this was what I wanted. I stared looking at big box stores for tongue and grove slats. I found the cheapest boards which are rustic pine at Rona. $5.49 for a 10sq. Ft. Package. The boards are less then perfect but I like the character.
So the plan was to install pot lights as well but once we priced that out it went out the window for now. We eventually will be moving the light in front of the fireplace to the centre of the room.
My hubs added a piece of trim so we had a clean end to the boards. We had to do so because of the drop down.
For the time being I am going to leave the ceiling natural but once it warms up I will be painting it white.