Day 44: Bye bye green monster, hello ceilings
Who knew that ceilings would make such a difference. I kind off forgot how Raybelle looked with ceilings. It was ripped out so early in the renovation process, that I was getting used to the open beams.
But now they are back and looking smart.
We are not replacing the whole house’s ceilings, but only replacing those parts where walls used to be.
The scullery got a brand new ceiling:
What I love about the scullery is the downward sloped ceiling. It is unclear in the pic, but it slopes from the right to left. I like it so much that it might make me wash dishes more often.
The living room also got a new coat ceiling.
As well as the main bedroom:
Here we had to create a little ‘box’ (the yellow box that you see) because there used to be a wall there and the bedroom’s ceiling is higher than the bathroom’s ceiling. So to connect the bedroom and bathroom ceiling we made this box. We are going to put a couple of downlighters in the bottom of it, making it a feature.
Raybelle also got brand new light switches…
The shower room is starting to look like something now. I think so many people have no idea how this room is going to turn out, hence all the questions I get about it. Try to imagine it now that it has a floor: toilet on the left, basin oposite on the right and the rest is shower madness.
The worst job has also started; sanding of all the walls to create a seamless effect. We have closed off so many doors and windows, which created uneven walls. So these poor guys need to sand the heck out of the house. The whole place is covered with a thin layer of dust. I quickly visited the house in my lunch hour yesterday, I wore black, afterwards I had gray hair and it looked like I have been dipped in flour. Epic fail, cause afterwards I had a really important meeting.
We got together with the guy who is going to do our kitchen yesterday. We drew the design out on the floor (and the walls) and I have to admit, I absolutely love it. Not only for the fact that I got to draw on walls and floors, the one thing your parents taught you to never do and I had a blank canvas to play with. I have no idea whether the layout is perfect (aka hello Mr. Ergonimcs), but I believe that the way we have designed it is going to work for us.
And then…. the green monster, aka the green walkway, is being tamed.
In this post I mentioned that we are going to change the front look of the house, so the green monster had to go in order for them to start building.
We are making progress and I am loving Raybelle more and more everyday. Have a great Wednesday.