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Since our closet turned basement bathroom was featured in February’s Better Homes and Gardens magazine we’ve had questions about how to install tongue and groove ceiling planks.
How had we not shared this before?! It’s simple, classic and beautiful.
Such sad omission because a tongue groove ceiling is a really easy ceiling to install anywhere.
We did this one in our low ceiling basement, but it really could be done anywhere – anyone want to hide a popcorn ceiling?
How to Install Tongue and Groove Ceiling Planks
Tongue and Groove Ceiling Materials List:
- Enough square footage of Knotty Pine Edge V-Plank Boards for the ceiling space you are covering.
- Nailer (we love ours!)
- Mitre saw or Circular saw
- Paint, Caulk, crown mould, any materials needed for your desired finish
Step by Step: How to install tongue and groove ceiling
Step 1: Choose the best side to start
Step 2: Set your first board as perfectly as possible
Step 3: Nail on the tongues
Step 4: Cut around objects in ceiling (lights, fans, etc)
Step 5: Cover edges with crown moulding
Step 6: Fill and caulk any holes or gaps – then paint
So how did it all turn out? Here it is! Our DIY tongue and groove ceiling…
Here are all the details for our Closet to Basement Bathroom Room Makeover…
- We devised our own DIY alternative to ridiculously expensive wallpaper – and we’ve shared how we did it here.
- We took an IKEA sink and made our own floating wood vanity from $30 in supplies – it makes this small room seem so much bigger. (And you know we love IKEA hacks.)
- We did a reclaimed wood stain finish on our vanity – with things from around the house – for pennies!
- We’ve got a detailed tutorial with the steps and tips on how to install a bathroom in a basement without breaking concrete.
- And the finishing touches on our Classic, Modern, Natural Powder Room: