Below is Julian's room when we first arrived. Note the lovely office-style drop ceiling, lifeless linoleum flooring, and the wavy-warped faux-wood panelling. Très chic!
Initially, we thought we'd just paint the panelling, ignore the ceiling, and pull up the linoleum for "Phase One", but it turned out that a lot of the electrical work for the second floor had to be run through the walls of this room, so we decided, what the hay, and just pulled down the ceiling and panelling too-- and jumped right in! Geronimo!
This was John's first round of drywalling and spackling in the new farm house. One-two-three, up it went. Hanging the dropped wainscotting ceiling was a little trickier.