One Room Challenge // Week Four

One Room Challenge // Week Four

I am so excited to share our progress on the One Room Challenge with you guys today. We’ve got a big update in the room and it feels like things are finally, officially coming together and we might actually finish this thing before the deadline!

No idea what I’m talking about? Corey and I are currently participating in the One Room Challenge, a 6-week event where bloggers tackle renovating one room. It’s a very “go big or go home” kind of challenge, so Corey and I decided to completely lose our minds and renovate our master bathroom for it. We basically took it down to the studs and have been rebuilding it over the last four weeks. If you need to catch up on our progress so far, go ahead and click through to these posts so you’re all up to date. I’ll wait here for you.

You good? Okay, let’s chat about our week four project: the ceiling.

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

BOOM. I could just drop the mic right there and walk away (because, SERIOUSLY, Y’ALL), but I won’t do that to you.

But really, can you even handle that ceiling? I’m swooning. Constantly. I told Corey when it’s all said and done he’ll probably just find me in here laying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours at a time. Or, I guess I could lay in the bathtub – might make more sense. #tootiredtothink

Wanna see another view? Of course you do.

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

Let’s just ignore the fact that we don’t have baseboards yet (working on that this week!) and that the room is still very messy and just look at the pretty ceiling.

We got the idea to do these cedar planks on the ceiling when we were at Haven and met the lovely people at Cedar Safe. That weekend was when Corey and I really started talking about participating in the ORC for the first time, so our brains were churning with what we could do in the room. As soon as we got back we shot them an email and asked if they wanted to be a sponsor for the room and, thank goodness, they said yes! They mailed us these planks forever ago and they’ve just been sitting in my house patiently awaiting the day they could make their grand entrance…and finally, here they are.

This project was crazy simple and tackled mostly in the evenings while Jack was sleeping, so I don’t have a ton of in-progress photos for you. However, I did a pretty detailed tutorial when we installed the beadboard backsplash in our kitchen and this is basically the same idea (except for the part where your neck ends up super sore because you’re looking up at the ceiling for 4 hours straight). We just started in one corner of the room and started nailing – the boards are interlocking so you don’t have to worry about spacing or anything. Cedar is pretty durable in wet environments – some people recommend sealing, but we decided to skip that step because, thanks to the super tall vaulted ceilings this ceiling doesn’t see a ton of humidity or moisture. We’ll keep a close eye on it, though, and if we ever feel like we might need to go back and do it down the line we absolutely will.

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room! This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

Oh, and have I mentioned yet how amazing it smells in here now?!

Cedar tends to oxidize and change colors a bit as it is exposed to the fresh air, so the color it currently is won’t be the forever color. You can see in the photo below that there was one board we took out of the box right when we got it and it sat around in our room for several weeks – it’s a totally different color than the rest of the boards and I’m totally giddy for the time when our entire ceiling is that color.

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

For now, the room has a bit of a pink-ish cast to it thanks to the ceiling, but I know that will fade over time so it’s no big deal. And, seriously, it feels like a dang spa up in here now.

I’m so thrilled with how this project turned out, and I can’t get over how much of a difference it made in the whole feel of the room. I feel like things are finally (finally!) coming together!

Of course, if you flip the camera around, things aren’t looking so hot.

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

Still no toilet and the vanity area is a hot mess (but, sneak peek of the vanity color!).

Next up on our to-do list is installing baseboards, cleaning up the tile, tub, and shower area, tackling the vanity, and getting some lights installed. Oh, and reinstalling the toilet. Because I’d really like to be able to pee in my own dang bathroom again. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to share the shower glass (I’m SO EXCITED to get it installed) and chat about the vanity, then we’ll be able to put all of the finishing touches on in time for the big reveal in two weeks (aaaack!). I cannot wait to see it all come together!

This bathroom is amazing! I never would have thought to cedar plank a ceiling, but this looks incredible. This post teaches you how to do it (it's SO EASY!), and it would look great in any room!

Of course, I can’t finish this post without throwing out a major shout out to all of our amazing ORC sponsors. We’re so blessed to be able to work with so many awesome companies for this, and I’m still pinching myself that we’re actually getting to do this.

One Room Challenge Fall 2016 Part 1 - A look at the BEFORE photos of this master bathroom. It's getting a complete gut job for the ORC!

Behr // Moen // Floor & Decor // Shower Doors of Austin
CedarSafe // Wayfair // Buddy’s Artisan Mix // D. Lawless Hardware

Would you ever cedar plank a ceiling in your house?! I swear, y’all, it smells INCREDIBLE!

Credit: Love and Renovations

26 Comments

  1. Your ceiling looks amazing! I’ve always wanted a cedar lined closet, cause they are pretty and apparently good for clothes, but mostly cause they are pretty.

  2. Katy {ashadeofteal}

    Wow, the ceiling looks so good! I can only imagine how long that took along with your neck hurting!!!

  3. The ceiling looks amazing and love the dark grout with the tile!

  4. Carol, The Red Painted Cottage

    Wow, Amanda, I love the ceiling; and I didn’t know that cedar will change colors. That’s a good thing to know. Can’t wait to see the reveal!

  5. We are SUPER impressed with your talents and skills! Everything looks fabulous but that ceiling is amazing! Way to go!

  6. Cedar on the ceiling is SUCH a great idea! I bet it does smell amazing!! Everything is looking fab so far!

  7. My Life From Home

    That has to smell amazing and you’ve given me an idea for my master bath reno. ????

  8. Emily, Our house now a home

    This is gorgeous! I love the mix of all of the white tile and the dark wood, so beautiful!

  9. Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    Oh. My. Goodness! That ceiling is incredible!!! I would totally be in there staring at it all the time. This bathroom is going to be so gorgeous when it’s all finished.

  10. I LOVE what you did with the ceiling, amazing!

  11. denisegwood72

    This bathroom just keeps getting better and better! So looking forward to the reveal Amanda!

  12. April R - Uncookie Cutter

    Oh wow – that is GORGEOUS! I bet it smells unbelievable. Pinning!

  13. Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

    love love love the ceiling!!! It does really look straight out of a spa! Y’all are doing such a fantastic job. Can’t wait to see the reveal ????

  14. I love the ceiling with the tile so much! Such a pretty space.

  15. Nothing wrong with a pink glow! Looooooks amazing! Congrats on such a big project!

  16. That ceiling is to die for! The wood really warms up the space. Love it!

  17. Omg, I can’t even tell you how much I love this!! The ceiling! The tile! This room is looking sooo good!

  18. Um this is amazing! That ceiling is bomb and I cannot wait to see the finished product.

  19. [email protected]

    So much incredible progress!!

  20. Cassie Bustamante

    holy moly, this is awesome! we used cedar safe and i love their product! your bathroom is epic! i am hoping to redo ours one of these days and this is a great idea!

  21. Maggie Overby

    You guys are doing some mad work over there! Lots of progress this week for sure. Coming along nicely!

  22. WOW! That’s all I can say. WOW! The cedar looks beautiful with all the tile and white.

  23. simple nature decor

    What a fabulous idea to add the cedar planks, Cedar goes so well with white and all this is going to be swoon worthy! I have the cedar planks too from Haven. I created a cedar closet and i used a white fluffy rug and the two combine are great!

  24. Brittany Goldwyn

    I love the smell of cedar, too <3

  25. Tee @ Beauteeful Living

    Yay!!! The cedar plank ceiling is looking awesome. Lol at the “sore neck” comment. Bet it was tough to hold the planks above and all! Can’t wait for next week’s update!

  26. Flourish and Knot

    WOW! I can’t even recognize this space anymore. Amazing transformation already!

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