Features I Love: Ceilings & Molding
Ceilings & Molding
The ceilings and molding in the house are also beautiful and remain largely untouched since the house was built. The crown molding in the first floor is made of either wood or plaster (?), and is original to the house.
There are also chair rails on most of the walls.
The ceiling in the pool room is copper, but has been painted over so many times, that the detail is difficult to make out. I am thinking of stripping the paint off, but I’m sure there are several layers and the project may take days. I looked up the procedure on how to remove paint from copper ceiling tiles, and it looks complicated and involved. Not to mention I’m 5’3″ and will have to be on a ladder the whole time. Its on my list, though…
The kitchen also has copper tiles. The design is much more intricate, but they are pretty dirty, probably due to our commercial 1965 Vulcan gas monster of a stove. That is also on my list, but we are probably going to have to hire someone to do it because the ceiling is over 14′ high and I’m kind of afraid of heights…
The kitchen also has beautiful tiled back splashes.
The beamed ceilings in the living room are truly beautiful and give the room a warm feeling. The wood around the windows and mantle is tiger maple.
Go back to Old House
- 100 Captivating Ceilings – From 5D Galaxy Ceilings to Beaver Dam Ceilings (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Oh What a Feeling: Decals on the Ceiling (apartmenttherapy.com)
- How to Clean a Ceiling (answers.com)
- Preservation ABCs: C is for Ceiling (preservationinpink.wordpress.com)
- Features I Love: Floors (lasesana.wordpress.com)
- Crown Molding (szmusil.wordpress.com)
Oh yes, so do I !
I love old homes. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Thanks for taking a look! I love your blog!