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Easy Wood Plank Ceiling Over Window Seat



 Pretty boring window seat but great architectural feature….finally re designing our daughter Presley’s room and had some left over wood plank mdf boards from the nursery walls (blog post on wood plank walls soon to come). This window seat also had a can light previously and we wanted to change it to a decorative chandelier, the wood planking helped us to hide the larger hole from the can light and install something special for our daughter.

1. Simply cut and nail up the wood plank boards. Caulk the corners and edges, and paint.

2. Add your light: This light was only $39 from Ikea and suits a little girls bedroom perfectly!

3. Decorate! These soft pink cottage style curtains are from but I could not find any in stock so I ordered them from Ebay. I also ordered an extra curtain panel and used the fabric to make a pillow sham for the bed. The throw pillows are from TJ Maxx and obviously I had to add a Minnie Mouse stuffed animal, it was the first thing my daughter ran to when we did her bedroom reveal.


 This window seat is now more whimsical and girly and perfect for Presley’s room. The wood plank ceiling helped us define the space and gave us the opportunity to add the light fixture. I always wanted a window seat as a little girl and I’m so happy I got to create this for my daughter!


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  • We had been looking for a good builder to build our home. We are from up north and were a little cautious about choosing a builder. Our in-laws had just built a new home and when we went to see it, along with seeing the American Heritage model home and the costs involved, we were impressed and approached American Heritage to build our home. We initially worked with Seth to formulate the plans for our home. We also worked with their architect and Seth contributed ideas as we went along. When the building started, Shem took over. He mans the building part of the home. We found both Seth and Shem great to work with. When we had changes that needed to be addressed, they were amiable and worked with us on them. Our neighbor next door watched as the home was being built and said that it was very good workmanship and he was amazed at how fast the home went up. He had built two homes himself. Shem had contractors lined up and it went very smoothly. There wasn’t hardly a day that went by when someone wasn’t working on it. We have had many complements regarding our home. The home has a good warrantee and we have called if anything was not right or needed to be fixed according to the plans, they immediately took care of it. We are really enjoying our new home. We love it, thank you to Seth, Shem and all the folks at American Heritage here in St. George, Utah.

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    Doug and Colleen Gordon2011 Homeowners