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This sort of thing amuses me. [Jan. 24th, 2015|04:23 pm]
Mark Rimmell
Here we go again. The attic office project throws up more work by Bodge it & Scarper. This time it's the good old "Can't be bothered to take the light fitting down from the ceiling before skimming with plaster."

lightplaster
Plaster fossil of the striplight

Why would you do this? It's harder to plaster up to and arround the light fitting. It's a 2 min job to remove the light and a 5 min job to put it back.

Meanwhile in another part of the attic...
doorframe

Another little problem.
The red line shows the top of the door if it's level. But it's not level, the floor's not level the ceiling isn't level, the wall isn't straight, walls don't meet at right angels... All that I can live with, it adds character. It's like one of my favourite pubs, The Jerusalem Tavern, an 18th century former  merchant’s house and clock makers workshop. The pub has panelling that is a hotchpotch of two hundred years, it's not level, straight or evenly spaced, and looks wonderful. Whilst I'm not copying the Jerusalem Tavern panelling, I am aiming for the same feel of age and I guess the wonkiness. Well at least the house is helping with the wonkiness. So the red line shows the level and the architrave above is placed in the "just so it pleases the eye" postion, because if it's placed level it sure as hell does not please the eye.
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[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2015-01-24 07:32 pm (UTC)
I had the same light fitting-shaped recess on my kitchen ceiling. It's now filled, ready to take the NEW longer tube batten, which the frankly rather undependable Dependable Trading assure me will arrive any month now.



Still, at least your priest hole is looking good.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2015-01-25 06:49 pm (UTC)
It's comforting that I'm not the only one to suffer ceiling fossil.

And... the priest hole doesn't draw attention to its self by having a frame around it. Come to think of it the priest hole was a thing of the past, even in 1898.
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