Real Women Love Plywood
We have spent the last four weekends on our ceiling renovation, and it is finally finished!
This is the original ceiling – acoustic tile that had sagged over the years.
The black hole in the middle is where a stove pipe went to the outside – it took a half day to pull out the old chimney and cap the hole in the roof.
The gorgeous new improved ceiling. Look how it reflects the light into the room!
Cutting crown molding to make the corners meet properly is hard, at least with the equipment we have. We opted for these corner blocks so the molding could be cut at a 90 degree angle. Need any more renovation tips? Just ask!
Ah, I could look at it all day. But, you say, why is the furniture all stacked up into this side of the room? Because my husband is on to his next project…
My husband not being one to rest on his laurels, no sooner had we finished putting the last speck of Spackle on the new trim, than he hauled me off to the home improvement store for supplies to renovate the floors!
Some women go to brunch for Mother’s Day – real women go get plywood! 🙂
He’s leveling the floor now – we’re going to redeck it with the plywood and paint it. It’s gonna look great!
“Real women love plywood” and the stores that sell it!!!!!! That’s how I feel, anyhow!!! The room is really lookin’ good!!! I totally understand the suspended ceiling ‘thing’….we just replaced such a ceiling in the computer/guest room and now it looks just like yours!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t it amazing how much difference a ceiling can make!
I love wandering around in the home improvement stores! Either I am planning new renovations, or I am thinking that I could use those building supplies for some interesting artworks.
YES!!!! And if not supplies for the artwork itself then the tool section for items for the sewing/quilting process!!!! Awesome!!!!!!
Do you rent your husband out? My husband and I have been looking at houses to buy in another town and boy do the ones we’ve seen need work. Our major home improvement skill is the ability to paint walls. I recognized your acoustic ceiling tiles from one place we saw that had been cannibalized over the years. My guess is the original ceiling was falling down. Hope you post pics of the finished floor.
We keep thinking we are getting too old for this and we need to hire someone, but it’s hard to find people to come out to the country to work. We even pay people for their travel time but they just don’t like being out in the boondocks. So we end up doing a lot ourselves. The problem with doing so many different handyman jobs is, we don’t do anything long enough to get really good at it, and by the time the need to do it again comes around, we have forgotten any helpful tips we learned! 🙂
I love looking at houses and planning the fix-up! I hope you find something you like!
Great projects! We used to do stuff like that. 🙂 Now daughter has moved into a lovely home that needs … decorating. Lots of paint, mostly, but some other help, too. I think I see projects in my future…
I love to paint rooms, it freshens everything up so much. Won’t it be fun to do that with your daughter!
That is one amazing transformation! You’re right–the change in the light adds so much. Did you know that would happen? We’re in the process of pulling up really nasty wall-to-wall carpet and now I am even more excited to see the results!
I knew it had to be better than acoustic tile, but I didn’t know it would look that good! I have pulled up the carpet in the two rooms we had that were carpeted – the “pad” had oxidized to ash underneath. If I die early, it will be either from breathing those crumbled fibers, or from hanta virus from when I cleaned out all the old hay and rats’ nests that were in the old barn. 🙂 More health risks than my old life, but less stress – I guess it balances out!
Ceiling looks beautiful and love the way the light reflects off of it. Yes, Mother’s Day and plywood – what a way to celebrate! Been there too!!!
We Texans almost have to work on Mother’s Day weekend – to take advantage of the last cool weather. We can relax in August, right?
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