We want: white slatted ceilings

June 8th, 2010

One thing I just can’t stand about our apartment is the popcorn ceiling! I would much prefer the white slatted ceilings found in many Swedish summer homes.

One of our favorite chairs is the white Lamino lounge chair upholstered in white sheepskin, we have one here at the store!

What a beautiful carpet on the wide plank pine floors.

Old plastered walls, white ceiling and bright window.

This home has some exposed beams happening.

I wonder if it looks just as good with high ceilings?

These lucky people! Most of the homes in this post came with white slatted ceilings. I don’t even want to think about the cost to do it in our apartment even with thin pine slats… We do wonder what would happen if we took down the ceiling dry wall and exposed all the wood and sprayed it white, but that’s not a project that will happen anytime soon!

All photos via My Scandinavian Retreat.

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  1. I’m sure if you did it, it would look great! Especially with high ceilings but it’s definitely a few days task! You guys already did a more extreme version during your cottage reno right?


    8 Jun 10 at 1:55 pm

  2. Val, we didn’t put wood up, we just tore down a bunch of stuff cover it and then painted it. We aren’t sure what it looks like under the popcorn but it’s too messy a job to start mucking about, especially with tenants above. We’ll just have to wait until we’re ready to renovate….until then, we can dream!

    John & Juli

    8 Jun 10 at 7:18 pm

  3. you could try tambour, which is probably pricey too. the ceiling definitely dates things… i think most people just have them scraped, which may be the cheapest solution especially if you do it yourself…


    8 Jun 10 at 10:59 pm

  4. Love love love.
    I’ve been obsessed with this aesthetic lately.
    I WANT TO SEE MORE PHOTOS OF YOUR COTTAGE. Just keep posting. I want to see every nook and cranny.


    9 Jun 10 at 10:37 pm

  5. I’ve wondered what a popcorn ceiling is, I thought maybe that’s what we have, but in the pics in the link above it looks much softer, the structure of our ceiling is much more pointy, more like what you see on house facades. Maybe that’s why I don’t hate it.


    11 Jun 10 at 9:44 am

  6. That is awesome!


    14 Jun 10 at 8:51 am

  7. I have wanted to do this in my house as well! screw some plywood strapping to the joists in the ceiling, apply construction adhesive to the strapping, cut the T+G Pine to size, Pin gun those suckers up, paint white… <3 One days work to change the whole look of the room. <3


    28 Jun 10 at 11:38 pm

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