The horrible kitchen ceiling – more quandaries


Well, that’s a surprise. The underside of the ceiling looks pretty good cleaned off.
As this side of the house was half a barn till roughly adapted by the addition of a floor and window sixty years ago, this is not entirely surprising…however the biggest roof leaks from slipped tiles were in the bedroom RIGHT over this woodwork.

What to do now?
We have decided. Those decisions do not concur. Watch this space.


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Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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9 Responses to The horrible kitchen ceiling – more quandaries

  1. I’m loath to ask, but what about the spiders that lurked beneath the white panels????? None? or just too big to photograph:)


    • Not nearly as big as the ones that emerged when we took down the ceiling in the tulip bedroom a while back.(post- DIY gets DANGEROUS)

      Trev is very arachnophobic.

      This particular ceiling was more of an issue due to the crumbling bits of old wall and bits of cement lurking above the tiles..I had to wear goggles which I hate.

      Oh, and a timely Handy Hint; on NO account open your mouth for ANY reason when demolishing a ceiling…..!

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  2. Ooh, a meeting of the minds is in order I feel. Peace talks around the table.
    You know what this means don’t you?
    Lots of Tea and Biscuits must be consumed as you ruminate and cogitate your decisions… 😉


  3. I’m watching! Whatever you decide it will be the right choice. 🙂


  4. gabriele says:

    Well the joists certainly look solid enough…something to be thankful for.
    Are you thinking of doing the ceiling like the floors in ‘Flipping French Floors #1’?
    It would certainly give an open feeling to the room and surely you could do most of the Osmo
    treatment before putting the planks up…and since there would not be foot traffic the options for the wood would be greater. Just a thought…(see, I have been paying attention…)

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    • Yes, you have been concentrating, ten out of ten for effort!
      We are leaning toward white lasure for floor and ceiling..which I much prefer to varnish ,and it is tougher than the wax based products.
      I only want to do these ceilings and floors once!!!!!!


  5. Nadia says:

    Amazing how these things never seem to be unanimous.

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  6. nous says:

    Unfortunate you didn’t find real old beams under the tiles! Maybe you can keep the ceiling’s planks and cover the beams with diy new old beams? That would be great.


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