Thursday, January 16, 2014

Driftwood Ceiling Project Complete

I finished the driftwood ceiling project I have been working on.  This was a big project and a big change for the home. The original wood ceiling had been a very heavy dark brown color.  The new look for the ceiling is much lighter and appropriate for the location.  The clients loved it and the look was perfect for a home on the beach here in Florida.

The first two pictures are taken from either end of the room looking down the length of the ceiling.  You can see in the center main beam an electrical outlet for the lighting.



The next three pictures were taken from lying on the floor and pointing the camera straight up.





There is still another month or two of construction work to finish up this total home makeover but it's looking great.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Driftwood Ceiling Project Almost Complete

I'm in the final stages of painting the ceiling to look like driftwood.  One of my challenges on this project was dealing with the curved steps that made it difficult to get access to the ceiling.  Luckily the baker's scaffolding is perfect for the job.  Take a look at the picture of the scaffolding.


The scaffolding is made in such a way that you can adjust each side independent of each other.  So here you can see how I was able to negotiate the steps by attaching the platform lower on the right side framework then lifting that side onto the top of the two steps.  Worked out great.  I have the same situation on the other side of the room but its an easy matter now to get to the ceiling areas above the steps.  I really needed the scaffolding to do this because of the curved nature of the steps prohibited me from using a ladder to get to those areas.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Driftwood ceiling project moving along.

The painting of the ceiling to look like driftwood job is moving along nicely.  I hope to get it mostly done tomorrow and then finish it up on Tuesday morning.  Every project has its own challenges and this one is no different.

Check out this picture below.  At one end of the room there is a stair landing.  Luckily my scaffolding fits perfectly in the space.  It was a challenge to get it in there but it fit great.  The same situation on the other side of the stairs.  I could not reach that last bay with a ladder very well at all so I am thankful the scaffolding fit.


On the other end of the room is even a bigger challenge.  Those curved steps will be fun.  A ladder is out of the question.  I can shorten up one side of the scaffolding and it should work out ok.  I'll find out tomorrow.