Putting in insulation…

…in the case of the front studio the insulation was not going to get covered with plastic, so I wanted to something a little different to preserve the very nice quality rafters in the ceiling. Lyra had a cool idea which was to paint the kraft paper on the insulation, so we spent a couple hours painting three rolls of R19….

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Installation is easy. Just used a big clamp to go across a rafter…

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…this supports the insulation so you can get in with a staple gun and tack it in place.

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The picture doesnt really do it justice, it looks kind of gross in the photo but from the vantage point of the floor, the ceiling looks very interesting. The rafters are preserved and the painted paper looks very consistent with the original construction period. (Okay I dont know if that’s really a good thing.) The other thing that works nicely is the lighting hangs much lower than the rafters so it de-emphasizes the view of the ceiling anyway — visually you dont really pick up on very dark green latex/paper combination in between the rafters.

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