South West LondonEclectic Living Room, London

Photo: Chris Snook © 2015 Houzz

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Kate Burt added this to Chasing Perfection? It Doesn’t Exist, These Designers SayMay 17, 2017

“The ceiling started to crack, and then the whole thing fell down.”Charlotte Duckworth, based in Surrey, England, is a journalist who writes about stylish interiors for children at Go To Your Room.“Here’s what you can’t see in the picture: The ceiling in this room is covered in textured paint from the 1980s, and it’s covered in hairline cracks. When I first moved in, I had the ceiling replastered to cover up the cracks, bumpy paintwork and to give it a smooth finish. “I was [beat] at the time, doing up my flat before I moved in, as I only had a week to do everything. My dad, eager to help me out, secretly went round when I was having an afternoon off from a week of backbreaking work and painted the new ceiling for me. Unfortunately, the plaster wasn’t completely dry, so the ceiling started to crack, and then the whole thing fell down. It took us till 1 a.m. to bag up all the plaster rubble and clean the room again. But worst of all, the plaster had fallen onto my newly painted floorboards and scratched them to bits. Lesson learned: Don’t paint new plaster until it is bone-dry! And I had no time to replaster the ceiling, so I just painted it. The bumps and cracks remain!”

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Muirinn Cullen added this to living roomJan 14, 2018

“The ceiling started to crack and then the whole thing fell down!”Charlotte Duckworth, based in Surrey, is a journalist and blogs about stylish interiors for children.Gotoyourroom.net“Here’s what you can’t see in the picture… The ceiling in this room is covered in textured paint from the 1980s, and it’s covered in hairline cracks. When I first moved in, I had the ceiling replastered to cover up the cracks, bumpy paintwork and to give it a smooth finish. I was knackered at the time doing up my flat before I moved in as I only had a week to do everything. My dad, eager to help me out, secretly went round when I was having an afternoon off from a week of back-breaking work and painted the new ceiling for me. Unfortunately, the plaster wasn’t completely dry so the ceiling started to crack and then the whole thing fell down. It took us till 1am to bag up all the plaster rubble and clean the room again. But worst of all, the plaster had fallen onto my newly painted floorboards and scratched them to bits. Lesson learned: don’t paint new plaster until it is bone dry! And I had no time to replaster the ceiling, so I just painted it. The bumps and cracks remain!”Houzz Tour: At Home With… Charlotte Duckworth

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