Taking Down Our Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling

These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen.

These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen.

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

Taking Down Our Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling

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I received many compliments over the years about the faux beams in our kitchen.  They were really neat and gave character to our kitchen but I always knew I wanted to take them down and here’s why…

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

They were dark, hard to clean (the rough texture really collected dust) and they took away from precious head space.

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net


One of the main things we wanted to accomplish in our kitchen renovation was to brighten it up. The faux wood ceiling and faux beams really made our kitchen look dark.

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

Originally, there were 3 faux beams in our kitchen.  The center beam ran right through where we wanted to add our wood range hood.

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

When we opened up the center one we found it to be completely empty!  The faux beams were approximately 14 inches by 14 inches wide and tall.  Because our ceilings are definitely not the tallest ones in the world we decided to take down these faux beams as well as raise up our ceilings to be as high as possible.

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

The other 2 beams were covering the ceiling headers so we took down the faux beam wood and covered the header with lots of beautiful white trim making sure to keep as much head space as we possibly could.

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

The faux wood panels were starting to fall down and just did not look good anymore.  Taking down the faux wood panels in our eat in kitchen area was pretty easy since there was drywall underneath but when we started to take down the panels down over the main part of our kitchen the original plaster ceiling came down and it was a MESS!

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

We even talked about leaving the rafters open and exposing the wood floors underneath but decided against it because we wanted a cleaner look.

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

We added bead board panels to the ceiling instead of drywall because we were so happy with how the bead board turned out in the boys bedrooms (see that DIY here) and their bathroom.


Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

After covering the exposed nails and screws, we are still painting AND chalking the ceiling but boy does it look bright now!!!

These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen.

Lastly, I painted the recessed lights white to match the rest of the ceiling (see how to paint recessed lights here).

Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling - These days people are adding faux beams to their ceilings but today I am sharing why we decided to take down the faux beam and faux wood ceiling in our farmhouse kitchen. #fauxbeam #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

Believe it or not, we will be finishing up the last minute touches to our kitchen renovation over the weekend and hope to FINALLY share the whole reveal with you guys next week!!!  Woo Hoo!!!

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See more DIY posts from our farmhouse below…

DIY Bead Board Ceiling

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

DIY Vinyl Bead Board Ceiling

If you are thinking about adding a beadboard ceiling to your bathroom, why not try vinyl bead board? Stop by to see how it turned out!!! #diy #beadboard http://lehmanlane.net

Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation – the Plan

Kitchen Renovation - the Plan

DIY – Paint Recessed Lights

Paint Recessed Light Trim - How to Paint Recessed Lights - Did you know you can spray paint recessed lights?!  It is a simple and inexpensive way to update recessed lights and help make them look great! #recessedlights http://lehmanlane.net

DIY – Wood Range Hood

DIY Wood Vent Hood We officially have a range hood for our oven! Our farmhouse kitchen previously had a useless downdraft in our countertop. Because my smoke alarm would go off sometimes when I boiled water I knew we needed a range hood. To save money we DIYed a wood range hood to cover a range hood insert. Our new hood looks so pretty and the white painted really brightens up our former dark kitchen! #venthood #farmhousekitchen #whitekitchen http://lehmanlane.net

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2 thoughts on “Taking Down Our Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling

  1. Wow, what a difference. I love how you added trim to the beam and the all white looks amazing. The ceiling looks so much taller.

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