Monday, March 19th, 2007
I’ve always been fond of rooms with slanted ceilings. They feel quaint and tucked-away, or maybe I just think that because Anne’s room at Green Gables had slanted ceilings.
Our bathroom now has a partial slanted ceiling. When we took down the drywall, we saw that once upon a time the whole room’s ceiling was slanted. The bathroom was an added-on, lean-to type room.
The original beadboard ceiling had been removed and dropped to a 1960s-respectable height of 8.5 feet. We left that alone because a lower ceiling will help the room stay warm, and I like a warm bathroom. I want no cold drafts swooping through the crevice where the shower curtains meet, thanks.
But we had to add back in a partial slant because the beadboard didn’t go all the way up one wall. It had to wait until the plumbing vent pipe was relocated into the future closet, so that rain wouldn’t drip through the hole in the roof down onto our fresh drywall.
Darwin cut 10 (I think) 2 x 4s (reusing lumber we took out of the room when we demo’ed it) to the proper length and angles, and then I helped him install them and the drywall. I tell you, I had no idea drywall was so heavy.
I think the ceiling looks darling – much better than it did before anyway. With the gaping hole/wasp entrance to the attic now covered, I felt safe to take a long, luxurious bath while reading a good book (The Man of My Dreams, by Curtis Sittenfeld, which I hated at first but now I think I like). M
Now Darwin will have to apply his significant drywall mudding skills to making the joint look halfway decent. He’s planning to work on it this week while I’m away in the far-off land of Kentucky on a business trip.
So if you don’t hear from me this week, you’ll know why. I hope I have progress photos to show you when I get back.