Originally Posted by partridgewest
Great build, Matthew! Never saw someone work that fast!
I ve got to bring you on my projects!
Some ideas: FWIW, You can probably put a flat black tin ceiling in the HT room in keeping with the period, but then there'd be way too much black and gray with the wall colors.
The chair rail molding can be molded out of resin if you can find a woodworking shop and it's a standard style. They run it thru a molding cutter just the same..
The lighted ceiling looks pretty good. Did you use a rope light or lighttape? Nice and smooth, no scalloping. how'd you do it?
You may want to consider posting some of the photos in a home improvement forum / Old house forum. People eat this stuff up there as well.
keep up the good work and keep the pictures coming.
Fast for everyone here!....not so fast for me. August will mark 2 full years of renovation. Although i have to admit...now that all the big stuff..IE electrical, plumbing, drywall, etc.etc. are finished, it does seem to be coming together pretty lightning fast.
A big part of that is we have a deadline of June 30th and the house must be done. So that always gets you motivated.
I hadnt thought of a tin ceiling that would have been a neat feature! Maybe someday down the line. Right now everything is a compromise between speed and quality. So far I've been walking that line pretty well. If i had infinite time and more money i certainly would have done a few things differently. But overall im happy with how things are turning out.
The chair rail is all but done... just needs to be filled in a little more in a couple spots and painted up. I think it turned out (or rather will turn out quit nicely)
As far as the rope lighting goes, its the cheap incandescent rope lighting from lowes...lol...To be honest, i just got lucky with out good it turned out. I think the trick was that my crown molding is huge and the backside of it is primed white.
So the combination of the lighter colored backside and the fact that the rope lighting is all the way down in the V that the crown makes with the wall helps with the even dispersion.
When I initially put it in there it wanted to curl up and around everywhich way, because of the way it was packaged. A 48' run coiled around in about a 5" coil. And everyplace it curled up towards to ceiling it looked like crap.
But i left them on for some time and came back and move it around after it had a chance to heat up and become a little more plyable and shoved it down in the V.