Are you selling the bat cave? Killer Ceilings
By Valerie Zinger, Home Organizer
(House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada)
There was an era when plasterers were hired during house construction to finish off the lath and plaster walls and to do decorative swirls and curls and strange designs on the ceilings. If I had to guess the time frame, it would be around 1920 - 1970. Do you know what I mean? You can see some these designs in older homes in Sandy Hill, the Glebe, Ottawa South, etc. Some of them are beautiful and reflect real craftsmanship. Others - well - not so much. I was out with a buyer looking at homes built in the 1950s. In the basement of one home the ceiling had been plastered - BUT - it was as though they had paid for the plaster by the truckload and were moved to use it all. The ceilings were low, especially where the heating pipes had been encased. The plaster, dried and hardened aft...