Our den was the first room we started in the house—probably because it’s my favorite. I’m calling it a den because it’s on the second floor and feels too formal to be a bedroom; I have hopes of turning it into a private space for reading and hopefully roaring fires in the winter. Greg and I painstakingly removed hundreds of layers wallpaper and paint to expose the beautiful detailed molding. We spent months sanding the wood trying to get as much of the gunk off as possible. Last spring, we removed the sagging ceiling and old lathe. Greg installed two new beams in the water damaged looking area. The ceiling has been opened almost a year with no new water issues.
On Monday, a plasterer is coming over to give us an estimate for hanging a new ceiling. The beams are appealing exposed but I think it’s distracts from the detailed molding. In the room immediately behind the den we plan to remove the ceiling in hopes of exposing the beams. But again, we’ll have to wait to see what we find before we make any real decisions.
In the next month I’m hoping we’ll have a new ceiling and I can finally paint the walls and molding. We’ve decided to paint the molding Farrow & Ball’s Verte De Terre after months of brainstorming. The final layer of paint we found on the molding was a similar green. So we’ll try it in a small area. If I hate it I can flip the colors and do green on the walls and an off-white on the wood. Stay tuned for more…
Video: Paint In Den Stripped
Working on Removing The Ceiling
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