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carolinakaren

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Coffered ceiling install
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:59:56 PM »
Not too long ago the ceiling in our den came loose from the truss beams.  It sagged so much that the drywall split and almost fell into the den.  There is alot of blown-in insulation in the attic above, plus the house is older and the drywall had been nailed instead of screwed into place.  John fixed it pretty quickly, but the popcorn finish had been damaged and some of the seams were coming untaped.  We didn't like the popcorn anyway, and so just last week finished upgrading to a beautiful coffered ceiling.  John did all the work himself and since the kitchen and den are open, he extended the ceiling into there as well.  The project turned out really well.  I have attached a few before and after photos.  The before photos are after the ceiling was reattached, so it isn't sagging anymore.  I think we might have some after newer lighting was installed that we can add later. 

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Re: Coffered ceiling install
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 06:13:33 AM »
That looks amazing!

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Re: Coffered ceiling install
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 08:34:29 AM »
That's gorgeous!  Didn't just fix a deficiency in the house but added real value to it too!

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Re: Coffered ceiling install
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 02:30:57 PM »
Thanks you guys!  He did a really good job, and I'm sure you are correct about increasing the value of the house.  Although it isn't completely necessary, we are planning to extend this farther to include the dining room.  It's too labor intensive to do throughout the whole house.  We realized during the work that our ceilings have probably never been repainted.  The popcorn scraped off so easily and left an attractive, but very slight texture behind without the need for sanding, etc.  In the other rooms we are just going to scrape and paint.....which should still be much better than the popcorn and looks alot like a flat finished ceiling.

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Re: Coffered ceiling install
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 03:53:53 PM »
We were JUST looking for ceiling solutions yesterday and ran across coffered - how timely.  It's gorgeous!!!!