May 13, 2013

Peekaboo Pallet Ceiling

If you follow me on Instagram than you may have already had a little sneak peek at today’s topic. It was a little spontaneous on our part, but super quick and easy!

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Yep, we’re jumping back on the pallet wood bandwagon for a second ride. This time, with our front porch ceiling. When we wrapped up painting in the porch area it was still looking a little dull. We’d imagined painting the ceiling in a lighter gray (to match above the garage) and do something similar by trimming it out in charcoal.

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But as we got to painting.. we realized the ceiling was in pretty bad shape. I mean, it’s a porch ceiling.. so really, we’re probably the only ones to notice. But that’s all part of making your home a space YOU love, right? So instead of just living with the “meh” ceiling, we put the leftover stack of pallet wood from the living room to work!

The wood was already disassembled, sanded, and stained, so the process flew by. Ricky just nailed each piece directly into the ceiling.

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Since the ceiling was already sporting a few trim pieces around the edges, it would have been really difficult to get a clean edge with the new wood. Instead, we just cut the palette pieces a few inches shorter than the width of the ceiling and then sort of “framed everything out” with more wood to cover on top. Here’s a shot of the wood prior to the framing stage. You can see, the edges don’t need to line up because it’ll all just get covered.

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It’s really similar to what we did in the living room. Of course, if you have a completely flat surface (no surrounding trim) then you could just cut the new pieces to size. I’m really liking the whole frame effect though (see below). Makes it feel a little more custom maybe? Oh and funny story about the light, we had always envisioned replacing it with something more fun, for a statement piece. But we’re LOVING the way it looks now against the wood. The black really pops. Consider it a keeper.

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I call it the peekaboo pallet ceiling because from a distance you hardly notice it, if at all.

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Closer…

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But then you’re on the porch and BAM. Pallet ceiling, in your face.

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I really wish I could share our house numbers project with you (from nearly six months ago).. but that would require, you know, sharing our house numbers. Basically, we took a piece of (guess) pallet wood, trimmed down, and glued a few of these super modern, yet inexpensive house numbers (if you know house numbers, you know that’s hard to find) on it vertically. It looks amazingly fancy and custom and I heart it. You can see where we have it below. The pallet really pops agains the charcoal porch column and the numbers are oil rubbed bronze, tying in nicely with the door hardware.. and everything else on the porch. And now I just wrote an entire paragraph about something you can’t see. Nevermind.

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Something you can see – we finally got around to planting a few flowers in the vertical wall planter. We scored some all-shade flowers this year, so hopefully we have better luck.

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Oh, and since this post has gone crazy random.. we also replaced the white doorbell with this one.

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It’s the little things :)

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33 thoughts on “Peekaboo Pallet Ceiling

    1. Jessie R. Post author

      We thought the same thing! It’s nice to have some flow from the outside to the inside :)

      xo,
      Jessie

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  1. Ana

    Love that ceiling! About your door, Did it come with the house or did you purchase it? Im in the market for a new door and I LOVE yours!

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  2. Andrea

    I love it! Though my favorite thing is still the front door and that color! I did finally convince my husband to let me paint our front door on the inside (our hoa wont allow us to change the outside, phooey) but even in a grey tone it’s so much better than the white.

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Yea, I don’t think we could ever tire of our bright yellow door! It’s such a happy “welcome home”! Dang HOA’s. Well, at least you have control of the inside :)

      xo,
      Jessie

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  3. Lovisa

    Oh I’m in love with this! The pallet wall in your livingroom was actually how I found this blog in the first place, I thought it was so awesome, and I’ve followed you ever since. Nice to see the pallets for seconds. :)

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  4. kristy

    I love it! And you know what? I was the one that also referred to our dark house color as sexy – AND, we have those very same house numbers on the house, except in the brushed nickel finish. I love them!

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  5. GreenInOC

    I think you should do a small vinyl sticker to put up on a corner pallet porch ceiling that reads” Right Back At Ya!”.

    You know people are going to look up and exclaim, “That’s beautiful!”. Having a small message back to them would be funny. Maybe I’m the only silly one though!

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  6. Wendy B.

    I LOVE IT!!!! What a GREAT idea!!!! On another note though, not sure if you noticed that your house numbers appear in the before pics of the september 2012 post ‘ 6 STEPS TO BOOST YOUR CURB APPEAL’ which is linked at the bottom of this post. Just thought you’d want to know! Keep up the good work!

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  7. Anne@DesignDreams (@ddreamsbyanne)

    Awesome! Love the whole front porch. What colour stain did you use on the planks and what colour paint is that front door?? Please email me! [email protected]

    Thanks!

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