For the last 6 weeks DIY Dad has been undertaking a little improvement on my kitchen ceiling. It was meant to be a quick, easy improvement that has turned into a bit of a mission and now is finally….FINALLY….over.
There was a plaster ceiling grill in my kitchen which was not 100% when I bought it and, which the electricians broke even further when the house was rewired and they attached a new light to it:
Because the actual grill was broken, the light was quite precariously attached and there was the danger of the grill and the light breaking away and falling onto the floor…or onto my head if I happened to be in the kitchen at the time. Which would just be my luck.
So to prevent this eventuality, DIY Dad screwed a piece of plasterboard to the grill cornice and reattached the light thereby preventing my skull from possible light-fitting-shaped dents:
And this was a dandy fix…until we noticed that the cornices that the plasterboard where coming away from the ceiling. So rather than jack up the cornices, strapping them and making sure everything was re-attached before I (finally) got around to painting the bit of plasterboard; DIY Dad decided to remove the grill and cornices all together.
I won’t lie, it has taken a while. I have had my father over at my house for an hour each day of the weekend for…ooo…the last 6 weeks. He has bolted, plastered, sanded, plastered, sanded, plastered, painted, sanded, plastered, sanded and finally painted to give me a kitchen ceiling sans grill.
Of course, for every round of sanding, I have had plaster dust to clean from pretty much every surface in my house….which has been a pain. After every visit, he would leave my house looking like a columbian drug factory had exploded inside it…vaccuuming at least twice in a weekend, every weekend for 6 weeks was cruel and unusual punishment.
My current issue with plaster dust aside, I am pretty lucky my DIY Dad is so good at these things and is available to do them for me. And the results were so worth it: