Friday, July 9, 2010

New Ceiling Goes In

Now that I am out of school for the Summer I have time to take on a project that i have been putting off for SEVERAL years. We had a bad leak in the front bathroom when the proch roof leaked. I have been dreading this job and putting it off with any excuse. This month I decided it was time to "just do it!"

I ripped out the old ceiling which was some kind of pressed fiber board - that was THE nastiest job i have done in restoring this old house. NASTY!

Once the old ceiling was ripped out and cleaned up I put up a nice thick layer of insulation. The electrician came, rewired the room, and put in four lights!

I decided that real bead board was the best choice for me to put the ceiling back in place because the room is small and i don't think i could have fit sheets of anything above my head in that tight space. The bead board took a while but really wasn't that hard. Fitting the boards around the round light openings was very hard.

I think the ceiling turned out good and strong - i don't think i'll have to worry about that ceiling falling down again!

I then had to remove the wall paper border that was apparently super glued to uppermost edge of the wall. Several large pieces came off - but most were the size of postage stamps - again  - a nasty job.

I put up two types of crown molding around the edge - all i can say is thank God for caulking! that was the hardest thing i have ever done - i have done base molding - but crown molding is much harder for some reason.

Next comes the painting - which i love -
the ceiling and trim will all be bright white and i'm thinking powdery green or yellow for the walls -
i'll keep you posted.


  1. Oh. it's beautiful!
    We have the same bead board on our walls, I never tire of it, and so easy to take care of.
    Can't wait to see the finished project, you've done a great job so far....

  2. You have done a great job on this. I remember all the muscles hurting in my neck from leaning back and looking up to do the ceiling in my dining room. You know how to have a good time off from the classroom by working too hard. It looks really good.

  3. Nicely done so far and desperately waiting to see its finishing look but in my opinion a professional like EPDM Rubber Roofing should be hired for handling such sensitive work.