Saturday, November 01, 2014

The Year of Remodeling/Renovating

Our home was built in the middle 80s when popcorn ceilings were in every single house. For the last 15 years, I've hated those ceilings and have removed them in some of our smaller rooms. The den is very big and has vaulted ceilings. For years we couldn't come up with a good way to take care of it that didn't cost a fortune, take a long time or make a huge mess. We finally found a DIY solution - old recycled barn tin!
Recycled Barn Tin
 The recycled tin has such a great rust patina on it. My husband got permission to remove the tin from an old barn that is being torn down. He used a power washer to clean the tin. I gave it a final wipe down before applying 3 coats of polyurethane to stop the rusting process.
We stood on scaffolding to hold the first piece up so my husband could drill and screw it into the wood rafters. Since it was just the two of us, that really didn't work. We quickly saw that we would not be able to hold it, so he devised a tool to use to hold the tin up while he attached it to the ceiling.
Ceiling in progress - notice that ugly popcorn?
Ben attaching the tin to the ceiling

Area between paneling and ceiling is painted with Ralph Lauren Metallic Paint

View of other side of the den

Fireplace (which we no longer use) and mantel

 Finished ceiling looks so much better and the nice thing was we were able to put it up right over the existing and didn't have to deal with the mess of scraping. Since there are no windows in the room, the lighting for photography isn't the best.

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