Yesterday, I did a quick repair on a wall for one of my favorite clients. While my previous client (the ceilings), is from my favorite Italian Family, this client is from my favorite Greek Family. I love it when I have an entire Family of homes that I do. That way, I really get to know everyone over the years and it is a comfortable way of doing business. It’s also just very nice to see Families who live close in proximity and are very involved with each other. That’s rare these days.
My Greek Family have all recently moved, so this will be the second set of homes I will be doing for them. Two of the daughters and their families have purchased new homes within the past 2 years and their parents are in the process of doing some major renovations to home they recently purchased. All live within 2 streets of each other!
When yesterday’s client purchased her home 2 years ago, I did a Lusterstone finish in a Sitting Room, along with 2 columns that lead to an open kitchen. Two big settlement cracks had formed on one of the Lusterstone walls, so I repaired them.
The good news is this was very easy to repair. The bad news… I forgot to take the "After" pictures! I was too busy taking measurements and pictures of 3 ceilings that I will do some future work on. Didn’t I just say I was going to take a break from ceilings??? I’ll take the "After" picture next trip over there.
Here’s one ceiling… the Family Room. Another high ceiling, maybe 15′. I’m not sure what I want to do with this one. It’s very broken up. I don’t think I have another view of it to show you right now. I’ll save this ceiling for last. I’m looking at some border designs, vs. doing something on all of the ceiling.
I would like to see these 3 pendant lights framed out and a scroll design done within the framework.
The ceiling was patched recently and those patches need to be painted first. The ceilings in the remainder of the house are low, just under 8′. The homeowner wants to bring in some moldings, but does not have the height to do crown molding. Bringing in some areas of framed out designs will give her the look she is after.
This Sitting Area will have a little more elaborate ceiling. I want the center section framed out, maybe 5′ x 6′, using the same molding found around the windows. Within that framework will be something, which I will have to work on a little more. I have a rough sketch going right now.
I’ll pull together some ideas over the weekend and drop off on Monday. I’d like to be in here by the end of next week to do the work since I have some other work scheduled for the following week. The husband is a former contractor, and will be able to install the framework quickly with no problem, eliminating the wait for a carpenter.
In the meantime, I will also be gathering some ideas for the Parent’s new house. They are on vacation right now, but I had a tour of the home yesterday. Having done work in their former home, I know their style and what they are looking for in this new house. I’ll probably end up doing 2 bathrooms and a ceiling in the dining area. All walls and ceilings are freshly painted and the hardwood floors are being installed this week. The granite was being installed in the kitchen when I was there. It will be nice to be able to get any ceiling work done before the furniture is moved in.