Sealing the ceiling

We are behind on posts, but we’ve been working away at a bunch of tiny projects – the kind that live on the punch list until everything more fun is done, and you can’t ignore them any more, and it’s still to cold to garden. So here come a few posts about insignificant-seeming projects that nonetheless make our space a nicer place. First off, the ceiling in one corner of the kitchen where all the leftover evils gathered: the uneven underside of the loft floor, a flying beam from the bedroom wall, the open top near the bathroom fan that we weren’t sure we were ready to close in. It wasn’t really visible as it was above a small kitchen cabinet, but needed to be closed in nonetheless. Enter some leftover log slabs, a 1/4 sheet of whitewashed plywood (this was new to us, like this but 1/2″ thickness), and some patience as we made a zillion cardboard templates since the shape of everything was crazy.
Somehow I didn’t get any before pictures.

Note new clamps! I had an old un-used Groupon for Rockler and we remembered to stop by when we were on mini-vacation a few weeks ago. They work great! Just ignore that hole in the wall – it was where we were going to put a fixture until we found the cabinet. Luckily the cabinet covers it :).
Everything in, and caulked the edges. Just needs final touch-up at this stage.

Finished! I’m not sure anyone else will notice, but I feel better.

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