Our Fifth Wall

Hello everyone, I am going to be posting about our great room for the next few posts.  Many changes have taken place and I am going to do something a bit different and start from the end and bring you to the beginning  of the starting point of the changes.

I had plans to add something to our great room ceiling since we have lived in the new house.  I didn’t know what, beams were my first thought but wasn’t sure.

Since I wasn’t confident that beams were the way to go and we had other things to concern ourselves with I sat on the beam thing for a while.  

While we were taking care of those other things that needed our attention, the ceiling was always getting thought about.  One day it popped into my head but first I had to check with my handyman John.

I mentioned I had an idea and he said we can talk about it when I get home.  I always seem to have these ideas when he’s at work. 

I knew whatever I decided I had to take the TV and the high hats into consideration.

I mentioned to John I was thinking of molding with a curve to swoop in front of the lights.  Like my technical term swoop?

John got a piece of paper and drew out what I was explaining.  Wish I saved that piece of paper but nope I didn’t. Once that was settled, I wanted to finish off with something to give it the wow factor.

For a second, I thought a flush mounted light and quickly realized that wouldn’t  work with the lighting in the ceiling or the TV.   The other, I purchased new lamps for our end tables which I love.  You will see them in a future post.


Unfortunately, handyman John forgot to take pictures of every step except the end,  You’ll have to take my work for the measuring, cutting and nailing.

We had Audrey, Joe, her two doxies Bend and Sprout, me, Peanut and Reeses in the middle of the workings of this action.  It was chaotic with four dogs, two ladders, a compressor, laser level, a nail gun and a partridge in a pear tree,  ha, ha!


More painting

After some thought, I said a ceiling medallion.  I have them in every room and love them.  It had to be large enough to make a statement and the searching began.


First View

John ordered the molding and got that part started.  Honestly, the work was all his since I can’t climb a ladder anymore.

Once the pieces were here John had our friend Joe help him so he was able to attach it using his nail gun. Once the molding was up John filled the nail holes with caulk and painted it white.

Next came the ceiling medallion .  John found the center and screwed in the medallion and painted the screws to blend.


Close up of Medallion

I am thrilled with the results.  It adds so much character and a bit of formality to the entire space. 

I have always said, we can’t forget the 5th wall.  I have tried to make sure to add detail in some way to the ceiling in every room in our homes.


Another Angle

More to come soon on the changes that have taken  place in this area of our home.

Wishing you all a super week!

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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