the posts in the penthouse cottage are going to drive me insane. basically it’s just ugly wood holding up the ceiling. i guess i shouldn’t hate too hard holding up the ceiling is a big deal. we looked at how much it would cost to move them to the outer edges of the house. yea it was $10,000. so looks like theyre staying right where they are. there has got to be something to make these look attractive and intentional. the main issue we are having is that they are the exact same size as the base of the roof they are holding up. so if we were to do any sort of addition/wrap the wrap would be larger than the ceiling base… does that make sense?
while scouring the internet i found a few interior post options. now some of these are pie in the sky dreams (like the first picture) but perhaps staining the posts won’t be such a bad option? the wood is in good shape. perhaps just distressing it a bit to give it not such a “fresh off the lumber yard” look?
then there is this approach below… think i could wrap it in old barn wood? it would make the base a little but wouldn’t be so big? maybe an inch on each side?
i did find this wrap n snap option on line as well. you buy the kit to wrap the poles. not a bad option just would run into the ceiling base issue. damn the ceilings!
my friend erin sent me this option. it would probably be the easiest but i’m not really a nautical person and to me this screams nautical. maybe i’m wrong?
so what do you think? anyone have experience with this type of project/issue? it’s kind of on our list as one of the last ones to complete.