After a few weeks of figuring out how to put the largest square inside that room and how to account for walls not being completely straight, we were able to put the anchoring boxes up on the ceiling. We're definitely glad that we have a compressor with a nail gun and an impact driver. This would have been MUCH harder without those two little tools.
Here's my husband up on the ladder putting painter's tape around the recessed lighting fixtures that we loosened from the ceiling. The ceiling will be painted the same color as the walls and all the molding created by the coffered boxes will be white like the molding around the windows and doorways.
We have a deadline of March 15 as some friends of ours sold their house and can't take their pool table with them when they move down south. So we are purchasing their pool table from them. However, we need to have the ceiling done before the 15th such that we're not trying to work around the pool table. We're going to work from the center section outward when doing the crown molding and touch-up painting. If we can get the center section done by the deadline, then we'll be OK as we'll still be able to get ladders up around the pool table after its in place.
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations