Installing the new ceiling (finally)

The ceiling prior to installing the drywall. This has been our attractive hallway look for the past two weeks.

The ceiling prior to installing the drywall. This has been our attractive hallway look for the past two weeks.

We finally had a break in the snow. Well, at least long enough to run to Home Depot and pick up drywall for the ceiling in the hall. It is not a large space, taking less than two sheet of drywall.

The ceiling is L-shaped, and this morning I started cutting pieces to cover up the old plaster.  Installing drywall over plaster is pretty quick. The drywall screws into the lath which is attached to the joists, so it is pretty quick to attach.

It just sucks to work overhead. Of course the plaster is loose, so I am covered in a fine coat of plaster dust. The drywall isn’t that heavy, but heavy enough to make it tiring to hold up for too long.

So far I have three pieces of the four installed. I’m taking a few minutes to drink some water and eat a snack before tackling the final piece. After that comes using the drywall compound and tape to cover the joints and screws.

The new ceiling in progress. Only one corner to still finish.

The new ceiling in progress. Only one corner to still finish.

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