The porch ceiling is beautiful. I love it so very much. There is something to appreciate no matter where I look on the porch.
The original beadboard ceiling was painted and very chippy. Stripping it would have been so much work, but I wanted the new ceiling to look original. So instead, we bought new beadboard. We had it run parallel to the floor which in my head makes the porch seem bigger. I wanted to stain it so that there was something else to go with the stained door. Corey is also going to build me a wooden planter for flowers for the porch that will also be stained. He put it in his wedding vows, so it better happen! :)
My mom and I stained and poly'd the pieces before they went up. They took over the basement for awhile:
Then our dads and Corey's brothers put them up. It was a very annoying process and I am so glad they were there to help!
And my Dad & Mom put up the trim pieces which really made the whole thing look very polished and finished.
And then the light fixture went up:
Stained ceilings are a wonderful thing!