This simple, drywall ceiling was torn down to reveal the original joists, which had aged beautifully after being tucked away in the attic since 1957!
The existing walls were framed up to the roof, and then sheathed in white pine, which offered a nice contrast to the aged pine joists. Everything was sealed and finished, then carefully edged and trimmed.
It's quite a transformation! In addition to feeling cozy and lodge-like, opening up the ceiling improved acoustics in the room dramatically. No more harsh echoes, and there's nothing more relaxing than the sound of rain falling on the roof above.