When we bought the house, I was just a few months along in our pregnancy. We thought we's strip the wallpaper, paint the room and be done with it... not quite so... After spending hours stripping the wallpaper, we discovered previous owners had ruined the plaster ceiling by nailing drywall into it. We decided we might was well take down the ceiling and redo it properly... which also meant taking down the lath and plaster walls right? Which need to removal of the old gas pipes for the lights, and updating the knob and tube wiring. (And adding cool push button switches!)
I also noticed that the ceiling could be much higher. Wouldn't it be grand to have it go all the way up to the roof? And while we are at it, drywall is so boring... why not put corrugated on the ceiling and do some decorative beams?
About this time, Steven realized, he was in for the project of his life.
Here are some "in progress" shots of baby Bowie's (now nearly 2 years old!) room. Steven is working on the ceiling now, so we should have some updates soon!