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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Before and After- The Barrel Ceiling

One of the most asked questions at the Show House was about the "before" in the Sitting Room. Since the house had at one time been converted to apartments, this was one of the kitchenettes.The barrel ceiling had been drywalled in to create soffits for the cabinets and the lovely folding doors.At least they had left an idea that the ceiling existed. Something else was hid behind the cabinetry on the left- stay tuned.The current homeowner did much of the renovation work himself. He was able to remove the soffit without much damage to the plaster.Enter our magical team of finish experts! After coordinating with the girls at Surface Fusion and the homeowners to find a finish that worked with our design, we came up with a gorgeous Italian plaster the color of the sky on a beautiful day. New light fixtures helped as well. The cabinets were also hiding a small fireplace which the homeowner re-did using marble tiles leftover from the new shower and installing an electric insert. The mantle was found at a local architectural salvage store. A pretty dramatic before and after- wouldn't you say? I think the current homeowners will really enjoy this space. Do you have any renovation projects where something you didn't know was there was uncovered? Leave us a comment and let us know.

1 comment:

Emom said...

My goodness what a difference! smiles.