The desert elements truly tested our homes these past couple of months with an incredible amount of rain, wind, and even snow. While we’re always making updates, this past week we tested our own endurance by redoing the ceiling in the tent room in just a few days. Wind and rain had caused a leak, reminding us that we are just human and do not have control over everything; that our house is ultimately a home with a story. In the end, the tent room is better than ever.
While the Tent Room ceiling was previously completely draped in canvas, we decided to take this opportunity to switch things up with a wood shiplap ceiling. The rest of the house had its original 1949 wood beamed ceiling when we bought it, so we liked the idea of bringing that history to this room to pull the whole house together.
We still wanted to keep a tent feel to the room, so we hung a small tent of fabric above the bed with a few stained dowels to hold it up. The whole project took four very intense days, from taking down the existing ceiling, staining the shiplap, reinstalling, and then putting the room back together. We love the room more than ever though – what do you think?!
We’re always getting questions about where items in this room are from, so we thought we’d put a short list together: