We’re making over our master bedroom for the One Room Challenge this Fall, and so far I’m THRILLED with the progress! I decided to dive right in to the makeover and start with what I think will be my favourite part of the room – the DIY reclaimed wooden tray ceiling. Let me show you how I installed this ceiling all by myself with the help of a few tools and Stikwood.

A DIY rustic wood ceiling with white reclaimed Stikwood

In case you missed it, here’s my first makeover post that shares my plans and a mood board for the space.

Because I’m making our room into a soft, romantic space I knew that I needed some texture to really make it special. I’ve always loved the tray ceiling in our master bedroom, but I wanted to make it pop! What better than to clad it with some rustic wood? I knew I wanted this look, but I needed to find a way to be able to install it myself.

The ceiling before:

A serene grey and white master bedroom with DIY pillows.

The ceiling after (minus the trim that I’ll be adding):

A DIY rustic wood ceiling with white reclaimed Stikwood

When I found Stikwood, I knew it was the PERFECT material for this job. It’s real wood, but it’s super-thin and has a sticky back so it’s easy to apply to almost any surface. At first I was a little hesitant about applying this to my ceiling, but when I read that it could be applied and that it would stay, I wanted to try it out!

For my 10 x 10 foot (ish) ceiling, I used just under 4 boxes (160 square feet) of Reclaimed Weathered Wood White Stikwood. There are several different lengths of Stikwood in each box, so I varied the lengths as I went along applying them to my ceiling to give it a staggered, rustic look.

This product is on the pricey side, however it’s incredibly easy and quick to install. For this look, it’s a fabulous way to go if you want to DIY the installation!

As far as tools went, I used a laser chalk line (you could use a regular chalk line if you’re working on a wall), a ladder, a compound miter saw, a small hand saw, and a measuring tape. I also enlisted by hubby to cut a few pieces vertically with his table saw for the end pieces. The process took me about 6 hours to complete, and I’m incredibly happy with the outcome! Now, I’m going to trim the bottom of the ceiling out with some crown moulding to give it a finished look.

A DIY rustic wood ceiling with white reclaimed Stikwood

To see how I installed this gorgeous ceiling, watch my video below:

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Stikwood. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. I only recommend companies that I use and love myself. This post also contains affiliate links.