DIY 003 || KITCHEN SHIPLAP CEILING
Kitchen makeovers don't always have to involve costly cabinet upgrades or fancy counter tops. Moulding can make a huge difference on a small budget. Add architectural detail and rustic charm with a shiplap ceiling. Watch as Pat from Benevolent Design Co. helps us LOVE THE ROOM.
Always wear safety gear, read the manufacturer's labels and use caution when performing an install.
REMOVE FIXTURES || Remove all light fixtures and vent covers. Set parts aside in a safe area so they are not lost. Remove old crown moulding by first lightly scoring the paint line where the moulding meets the wall with a razor blade. Place pry bar behind moulding and gently pry it away from the wall. Once all moulding and fixtures are removed, clean up all debris.
MEASURE || Measure twice and cut once. It is important to get the measurements correct so that you end up with a tight install.
CUT || Again, make sure to measure twice and cut once. Cut moulding for each section by using hand saw with a miter box or an electric miter saw. Use a jigsaw or hole saw to cut space for shiplap to fit around vent and fixtures. If needed, use a table saw or circular saw to rip the last piece of shiplap to the correct width to fit snug against the wall.
INSTALL || This step is to be completed with two people. It is recommended to install perpendicular to the ceiling joists. Use a stud finder and pencil to mark the ceiling joists. Nail shiplap to the ceiling using a finish nailer. 18-gauge brad nail and compressor kits are pretty inexpensive and well worth it. Construction adhesive may be used on the back of the planks for additional hold. Install the crown of your choice once the shiplap has fully covered the ceiling.
CAULK & PAINT || Caulk all nail holes with a paintable caulk. Follow manufacturer's instructions on the tube. Once the caulk has set, touch up with paint.
LOVE THE ROOM || At this point everything should be finished and looking good! Take a moment to revel in your completed project....Then immediately take a picture and show off your new space! :-)