Now that we have all of the skirting boards for both the floor and the ceiling it is time to get them to match the existing wood on the ceiling, we have tried all kinds of varnish and stain and struggled to find a match. The best we found was a red mahogany stain on German ebay and teak exterior varnish mixed together.
I have my space in the garden, nicely slotted between the piles of rubble and spend the next couple of days painting them.
When they are all finished John puts one in place to see how close the colour is, it isn’t, it looks totally different, maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but they look too different to leave.
John suggests painting the entire ceiling, but I love the colour it is now, and don´t want to to do that.
Time for a drink.
When I come back John has painted a corner of the ceiling, but before I can start an assault, it actually looks really good, he then paints the rest of the bedroom ceiling and it looks great, so problem solved all the ceilings will now be covered.
I had really not wanted to do this and was sure that it would change the colour, but it actually just seems to bring the ceiling to life.
Never be afraid to try things, you can always change it again if you do not like it.
Our only other alternative would’ve been to search for a dye that was over a hundred years old and we had spent far too long finding this one.
This will always be problem when you are renovating an old property, if you want to keep features, it will be difficult to find replacements, but persevere as it is worth it.
- Perseverance is essential
- Do not be afraid to try things
- Remember, what is the worst that can happen?
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