During Easter, yes that long ago, we rented tools and made a wooden ceiling to my so-called-craft-room. First I had to take Claude Cahun´s (claimed) self-portrait off the wall.
That ceiling is no way the ugliest but the diagonal tiling really messed up the room. Here´s a pretty odd lighting fixture but it´s already covered.
Our house (our apartment) is from the 1910´s and this room´s been piling up with most peculiar fixtures to cover up it´s bones. That chimney had been covered with horrible chipboard-thing and our wardrobe had been put there to cover the hideous wall with shelf mountings. Here´s me thinking how to make them pretty.
It´s fascinating to find old stuff underneath. Here´s a fragment of old wallpaper. It´s propably the first wallpaper used here because it´s pattern and colour remind very much of this house and it´s art nouveau/jugend contemporaries.
We decided to use wood in the celing because that´s the way they were done around the time this house was built. It was only in the 40´s they put up those cardboard panels. Also, I think the wooden ceiling makes the room more stuctured and reflects the light more intensily. Here´s a sample of the ceiling material and it´s apparent the walls will be renovated too because that fibre-glass wallpaper just isn´t for us. I can´t believe who´d want to use fibre glass at home…
The challenge was the height. We had to rent stands in order to reach the ceiling. I was surprised how much more difficult everything becomes above the regular 2,5 meters.
For 20+ square meters I had to shoot approximately 1300 nails.
We progressed little by little, amazed we could actually do that.
The easter went pretty quickly but we managed to finish the ceiling, even paint it and marvel the results. Even though is was just a ceiling it was the biggest renovation project I had ever had the courage to do. And we pulled it through. From what I have learned here again is that courage is the key to many things, even the unfamiliar. Learning by doing takes are of the rest. Next on – the walls!
P.S. Here it is, finished! We only have to put one more coat of paint after it has properly set in.