Today I put the windows out of mind, and out of sight and turned to the cornicing of the main shop.
This edging will also support the upper floor so I really made an effort with my measuring to try and avoid any wonkiness.
The cornice is a very distinctive decorative feature in the Universal shop so I wanted mine to have the same impact. I have used three different wooden strips - a cornice, a plain strip and a strip of skirting board.
The corners are not perfect but I have never managed a clean join and considering three pieces are meeting in the corner I am pretty pleased.
I have used simple gold outlines letters for the writing which I have covered with a coating of Modge Podge.
I have completed three sides but left the bottom piece off the side with the window opening as I am not sure how I will finish of the top of that window now I have ordered some ready cut circles.
The upper floor fits nicely and I am glad that I have lowered this ceiling. I have also been thinking about lighting today with the City of London Festival on Sunday. The seller I normally buy my lighting from will be there so I intend to look for a couple of statement lights.
You can see the lights here but I don't really like these very much.
I like this one by SWP. The only problem is I will need three I think to have any real effect on such a large ceiling and that is pricey.
This is SWP's version of the HP Universal light.
So a little undecided, hopefully I will be able to have a good look on Sunday and decide which if any will do. For the first time ever I am going to try routing the upper floor to hide the wires for a ceiling light which will enable me to have this type of fitment. It can't be that difficult, can it??!!
Have a great weekend wherever you are and whatever the weather.