Monday, January 22, 2007

R.I.P Dining Room Scaffold

Some of you probably have dining room tables. We, on the other hand, have a dining room scaffold. The dining room scaffold is the first piece of "furniture" we moved to the house. Originally, it served the purpose for which a scaffold is intended: providing a safe and efficient way to work on high spaces. We put it up to work on the dining room ceiling project, which began several hours after we closed on the house.
Now, exactly seven months later, the scaffold has become a permanent fixture in the room. We have eaten on it, rested on it, stored things on it, had nervous breakdowns on it... in fact, it's hard to imagine the dining room without the scaffold, since we have never lived in the house without it there.
Now, I'm not so fond of the scaffold. It is the most obvious indication that our house is on the verge of being zoned a construction site. But I've come to tolerate its existence in the dining room.
(Ironically, we do also have a dining room table. It's just presently living in the living room.)
And now, the dining room scaffold days are quickly coming to an end.
See, the old drop ceiling has come down.

The damaged plaster (read: entire plaster ceiling) is gone.
There is new electrical wired for new dining room lights.
There is new plumbing in place between the dining room ceiling joists (for the upstairs bathroom).
The new drywall is up, taped, and skim-coated.
The nifty textured wallpaper designed to look like a tin ceiling is in place.
It's now painted with a cool bronze-copper color, thus achieving the tin ceiling effect.
AND the crown molding is stained, poly-ed and starting to go up.
(*gasp*)
Yes, we are in the very very final stages of need for the dining room scaffold.

And very soon it will rest properly in the basement, until called upon again. And I will once again be happy-dancing.

3 comments:

S said...

Could you post a clearer picture of "The nifty textured wallpaper designed to look like a tin ceiling is in place.
It's now painted with a cool bronze-copper color, thus achieving the tin ceiling effect." We would love to see how it turned out!

perogi.

Ranty said...

YEOWWW... it all looks FABULOUS!!!

The Mac's House said...

I stumbled onto your blog after doing some searching on faux tin ceilings. I am getting ready to embark on putting one up in our hallway much like you did. While I'm excited I am a little anxious about it too. Thanks for posting your pics, they are very helpful.