Drywalled our old ceiling, now what??
I also posted this in the remodeling forum, but then got to thinking - maybe this was also a good place for our question?
We are renovating our older home (1928 - kitchen/DR)(gutted all plaster/lathe from top to bottm) and after drywalling, have come to a problem with one corner in our celing.
As you will see from the pics below, we have a corner in our ceiling where the drywall is not forming a perfect corner. On the left wall, the corner runs too far upward, and coming from the right, the corner runs too far downward. We've stared at this for weeks now, and it defies all mathematical logic.
Being that it is an older home, the problem is in the joists above. In hindsight, we realize we probably should/could have sistered a level nailing space to every single joist in the ceiling after we gutted all the plaster, but its too late now.
We are thinking we need to find a way to camouflage this. Some friends have wagered that once its mudded and filled in, we won't notice it. (I tend to disagree) We wouldn't mind doing a small repair, but I think in order to make this corners perfect, we would have to cut too large of a portion out of it.
We have a center light and then 4 recessed cans in a diamond pattern on the ceiling surrounding the center light. The cans can be pulled a couple inches down.