Guest Bedroom/Home Office Closet And Ceiling Update

Saturday, May 26th. 3:30pm– Install the first wood plank on top of our existing textured ceiling:

(There’s actually wood up above our ceilings in this part of the house, so it made for easy nail gunning. If you’re interested in doing something similar, but don’t have wood above your sheetrock, just find your ceiling joists, mark them with a chalk line, and shoot your nails into them instead.)

Sunday, May 27th. 10:33am– Decide to go with Benjamin Moore’s “Burnt Peanut Red” on our new (old) closet doors, and¬† start installing the rest of our wood planks on the ceiling¬†collapse from exhaustion, eat way too much food, and watch The Vow. #SniffleSniffle

(PS- We sampled 4 different reds before deciding on Burnt Peanut. Red is such a tricky color, isn’t it?)

Monday, May 28th. 8:30am– (Camera shy) Brian resumes work on the closets, and I decide to only snap pics of his progress while he’s outside sawing so that I don’t scare him away:

Monday, May 28th. 2:58pm– Brian attaches the first door and I can no longer contain my excitment:

Monday, May 28th. 4:09pm– Max is officially no longer afraid of the sound of Brian’s nail gun:


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    • Layla says

      Hi Donna! This room will be our guest bedroom, so we plan to put a full-sized bed beneath the window. :-)

  1. Deborah says

    I like the red. I’m thinking I’d like to do my kitchen in red/creamy something. Reading your blog makes me want to get all do-it-yourselfey.

  2. frank says

    your post is hilarious! i would put away work any day to go watch a movie =) did you have a hard time with the wood planks? since your ceilings are textured?

  3. says

    Wow! Love the room so far! And your little dog looks like our Annabell! lol Looking forward to ‘visiting’ often and watching the progress.

  4. karen says

    If you are putting a bed under that window, I would be wiring some light fixtures into the walls of each closet. It would be good for a desk there too.

  5. Elizabeth says

    Sorry this comment is SO behind the times… but I’m late to your awesome house party and I’m trying to catch up! Anyhow, had a question – I noticed you didn’t prime your closet doors before painting. I’ve always thought this was a big no-no, but would be VERY happy to learn it’s okay to skip that step. Any advice?

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