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« on: July 11, 2009 07:12:10 AM »

For my daughter's 6th birthday in a couple of weeks we are turning my 9x9 garden shed/storage shed into a playhouse.  We've gone to the re-store and bought some windows (today's project along with the final decontruction of shelves and removal of nails) and got some salvaged lino from my gramma and one of her reno's.  The shed has no walls (juat the exterior walls and joists), so I am scavenging some plywood and panel board that is on the back of some ugly shelving units which came with my basement.  So we'll paint those.
The problem: The shed has no ceiling either  (again just the exterior shell and the rafters; can't leave it exposed because it has all the nails poking through) and it leaks a smidge in the corners (we'll be caulking).  What can we use for a ceiling?  My daughter knows about this project and would like a rainbow.  How the heck can I make a rainbow out of that lot?  Staple fabric strips on to hide the current ceiling (no real need to hide the exposed nails other than for looks since she won't be up that high)?
Could really use some bright ideas for the ceiling.  PLease help???
PS., what kind of lighting would you put inside since there's no electric out there.

« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009 08:29:46 PM »

Have you thought about trying a rubberized canvas tarp or a plastic tarp that you can paint? You could make a faux sky with the rainbow. If there are grommets in the tarp you may be able to use those to attach to the walls. Since the room is only 9'x9' using a 10'x10' or longer tarp would be easy. Paint it on the ground and then use a staple gun or use rope to pull it over one rafter to the walls. I hope the idea is useful.
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