Living Room Ceiling and Walls…Completed At Last!

by projectbuddy

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This weekend, I finished the last of the paintwork on the living room’s ceiling. Having the walls covered with joint compound and painted as well has helped to give everything a much more finished look and should guide me towards the next steps. Overall I am very pleased with the project.

It has taken roughly two years to complete the ceilings in the dining room and living room. This includes the time needed to feel my way through the design and construction processes. It has been perhaps one of the greatest challenges. Nevertheless, I think that it has done the most to reflect the true character of my old house.

You see, my old house is a lot like me. It has, what some might consider, a few noble qualities that make it appear to be more than what it really is; however, in the end, it remains simply a working man’s house built next to the railroad tracks.

Spring and Summer 2011…Dining Room and Living Room

Installed plasterboard onto existing furring strips

Spring and Summer 2012…Dining Room and Living Room

Built and install box beams

Fall 2012…Dining Room (roughly 10′ x 12′)

Put finishing touches on box beams with filler, sanding, etc.
Apply joint compound to plasterboard
Paint beams, ceiling sections, and walls

Spring and Summer 2013…Living Room (roughly 17′ x 18′)

Put finishing touches on box beams with filler, sanding, etc.
Apply joint compound to plasterboard
Paint beams, ceiling sections, and walls

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These photographs were taken August 2013. The first photograph is a detail of one corner. The second is a view of more of the ceiling to show how the overall design of the box beams works with the ceiling medallion and fan in the center of the room. The windows will later be painted to match the box beams.