If you're new around here, you may have missed the episode where Sam almost got beaned by a chunk of falling ceiling in July. This took my living room to a new level of shabby chic, let me tell you. Nothing says classy like big holes in the plaster.
(Allison over at House of Hepworths has an excellent tutorial on replacing ceiling drywall, by the way.)
Of course, first I had to find out WHY this happened. It turns out we had a little leak action going on. So we addressed that and then tore the living room apart first thing Saturday morning.
Okay fine. Where do you keep YOUR wax logs off season?
First, you'll want to remove any other damaged ceiling. We only want to do this once. Straighten those jagged edges so the drywall will fit more easily.
I recommend a heavy canvas tarp so you don't completely ruin your brand new floors, no matter how much extra flooring you have stashed in a closet.
Try not to hit the dog with falling plaster.
Measure the opening.
Cut the drywall to fit. This is simple; score the paper side, and then just snap it off.
Using drywall screws, put that sucker up so it's NEVER coming back down. Suggested songs to sing during this process:
More Than a Ceiling
I Can't Fight This Ceiling Anymore
Oh, What a Ceiling
You've Lost That Lovin' Ceiling
Hooked on a Ceiling
Itchy Twitchy Ceiling
What is This Ceiling
Fill the gaps with mesh.
And mud it up. This is easy when the ceiling doesn't have to be smooth.
Next week, we'll do the texture.
Once More, With Ceiling.
Be quiet. No one makes you read this.