Monday, July 27, 2009

Ceiling Before and After Knockdown

Our nasty old plaster ceiling was not a good candidate for a re-do. Due to the way the house was built (in sections, over time) the kitchen has an unusual ceiling sloped at one end. With plaster, making that curve was possible. With drywall? Not so much.

There were two options: tear it all down and take days to re-drywall it, or hire a man for under $200 to come in and do what's called a "knockdown". We chose the knockdown route with the look of old plaster. Here's some before photos where you can see the old cupboards had been taken all the way to the ceiling....



paint peeled away from the plaster from an old roof leak...

And now...this. MUCH better and saved DAYS of work. This is the base, it has not been primed or painted and it's still a huge improvement!



I wish we'd known about this method for all the rest of the rooms in this old house. Drywalling ceilings was HORRIBLE. At some point, I wouldn't mind having this look for ALL the ceilings in the house, but right now we're just working on this one project.

And in twenty four hours, we can prime and paint it and it should look even better. YAHOO!

5 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

It looks like progress. It is so nice when the work is done and you can sit and drink coffee and enjoy the view.

Deanna said...

Looks good. Coming right along.
Fun to see how this is coming together.

blushing rose said...

Don't you feel so good when you see the improvement coming out so nicely. Love it! Never heard that phrase before ... hmmm. TTFN ~Marydon

Acorn Cottage said...

What type of product was used if it isn't drywall? Curious people who need to do their whole upstairs need to know!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

That is so cool! I am so excited for you! It will seem like a whole new house...after all, your kitchen is the heart of your home!