Cowart's Common Room

This may just be me but have you ever lain on your back and looked up at the ceiling? And if you have done that, have you ever thought how beautiful the ceiling is - how flat and smooth and how white? (I'm talking of an ordinary ceiling here not an ornate jobby). And have you ever thought then how wonderful it would be to turn the room upside down so that you could walk on the ceiling and you would be free from all the furniture and clutter that is on the floor. Of course the lampshade would be in the way, but what is a lampshade beside an armchair? Think how much space you would have.

I must have had this thought first of all when I was about four years old and I still have this thought today whenever (which admittedly isn't often) I get the chance to stare at a white ceiling. Do others experience this feeling too, or is it just a personal quirk, a family quirk handed down the generations?

Posted at 6th Mar 2012 - 08:17PM   Posted by Fennie   Ceilings Comments: 13

CalicoKate's Avatar Have been looking at ceilings a lot today - admiring someone elses handiwork & being grateful that it wasn't me what had to paint them! We now have lovely, clean, no dirt or nicotine stains, beautiful magnolia coloured ceilings. The wee man what can is doing the kitchen ceiling tomorrow, No muddy boots allowed on my ceilings!!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 6th Mar 2012 at 08:22PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Not an idea that has occurred to me - but a nice one.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 6th Mar 2012 at 09:38PM

Faith's Avatar Yes, I have often thought similar thoughts, and wished I could utilise the wasted ceiling space.

When my daughter was having her second baby, I was at her house with my grandson aged 23 months then. We were lying on his mummy and daddy's bed - in my hope he would drop off to sleep - when he suddenly said 'Isn't the ceiling beautiful?'.... Er, yes, I said, wondering why particularly. 'Daddy paint it' he said. And that was it. Obviously he is a Fennie in the making!

Posted by: Faith on 6th Mar 2012 at 10:16PM

Mountainear's Avatar Actually no, but I have had a similar thought about walls.

Posted by: Mountainear on 6th Mar 2012 at 10:17PM

Pimsonthelawn's Avatar I like to look at the ceiling rose in my bedroom I love it,it is very meringue like,OH hated wallpapering around it, but the ceiling is a bit of a worry as it seems to dip in the middle probably the contents of the loft!

Posted by: Pimsonthelawn on 6th Mar 2012 at 10:24PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar What about walking on the cracks?

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 6th Mar 2012 at 11:00PM

Westerwitch's Avatar There is something about ceilings - our has beems so you would have to hurdle to get from one end to the other . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Mar 2012 at 11:39PM

Camilla's Avatar Never thought of this Fennie, perhaps you could use this to make it into a future children's story.

Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2012 at 02:04AM

Fennie's Avatar Cracks? Rosie! Cracks? What cracks? No cracks, just limitless white space as pure as driven snow.

Posted by: Fennie on 7th Mar 2012 at 09:58AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar White ceilings are boring.

We once had a gold ceiling - in the chapel we converted. I painted it from the top of a tower scaffold. And we had cracks.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 7th Mar 2012 at 10:06AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar And what about spiders?

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 7th Mar 2012 at 10:06AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar You would have to take your shoes off Fennie or it would no longer be white.
Salvador Dali's abiding memory of his school days was staring at the brown water marks on the classroom ceiling and seeing alsorts of images in them rather like cloud watching...perhaps he would never have become an artist had the ceiling been pristine and whiteWink

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 7th Mar 2012 at 01:40PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar our white ceiling has a pickled beetroot splash - child dipped the corner of a tea towel in the jar then threw the tea towel over her shoulder.

if you lie on the floor and squint it looks like something forensics should be checking out!

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 7th Mar 2012 at 03:00PM

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