Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tale of Four Ceilings

We did some heavy duty work today on the kitchen ceiling. We pulled out the ugly tiles, did a bit of de-wiring and pulling out the existing fluorescent lights and the pendant, and then pulled down the metal track for the ceiling. We found that there was the original plaster, at some point pulled down, then covered by a tile ceiling, those were then pulled down and the drop ceiling was put up, we pulled that down and will be putting up drywall.

This was before - note the beautiful fluorescent lights.

This was midway - ceiling tiles down but not lights.

Here's what it looks like now.

I got sick of trying to pull down the metal ceiling frame that was nailed to our beautiful plaster and gave up. What a mess!

It's going to be a lot of work though. We're going to need to pull down some of the mess - don't know how much. We're considering putting up some 2x4s and going from there - it will drop the ceiling down a bit but it might be better than dealing with the big mess we have up there.

I'm tired. I am going to get a hot fudge sundae.

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