Ever since the very first day we stepped into this house (and fell in love with it), the living room ceiling was… nonexistent. Open floor joists, exposed wiring, and I-beams.
We have put our touch on this room AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY COULD, and yet…
Rumor around the neighborhood is that the ceiling fell in on the previous owners. YIKES. I hope no one got hurt! It doesn’t surprise me though, because the plaster ceilings in the entryway and dining room are a little droopy.
ADD IT TO THE LIST.
We’ve been a busy little bees… running wire, adding insulation (Rockwool), and Resilient Channel… which is not only a noise reducer, it also helped us level the ceiling so it would line up perfectly with the plaster crown molding.
The Resilient Channel are these metal things that go the opposite direction of the floor joists.
At this point we’re ready for drywall!
We used a plaster-based drywall, to keep with the historic ‘plaster theme’ of all the walls and ceilings in our house. I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I saw that it was gray. I was SO EXCITED to finally be able to see what a white ceiling would look like… after living with the dreary brown exposed wood for so long.
But still exciting nonetheless! It definitely give an entirely different feeling to the room. And the gray is kinda growing on me. Haha!
We’re going to have a dude come and professionally plaster/skim coat the ceiling and give it a smooth transition to the original plaster crown molding. But unfortunately he can’t make it for a few more weeks. So we’re embracing the 10 million screws for now. It’s still SUCH an upgrade from what we were dealing with before!
A few months ago, I found my DREAM ceiling fans. They weren’t frumpy and ‘traditional’ like so many boring ceiling fans. The brand is Quorum, and I was so excited when they were interested in partnering with us for this project!!
You KNOW I wasn’t going to wait till the ceiling was finished to put these babies up. I just had to see them in place!
We got two of the 52″ Mykonos fans, one for each side of this long/narrow room. These babies are sturdy and well-made! And I love that they make such a statement.
I’m not at the point where I can do a true living room ‘reveal’ yet, so I’m just going to leave you with those teasers above. And once we get the ceiling truly finished, We’ll share the whole thing!!