I'm not quiet ready with our loft but at least I don't sleep on that air mattress on the living room floor anymore. I forgot to take a before picture with that awful brown paint the 100 year old braces that hold the roof was painted with before. I used 3 different shades of white. I wanted the braces to stand out which was maybe stupid because it doesn't show in the dark anyway. For the chimney I mixed the leftovers from the ceiling and braces and added some water.