The end product. Such a small area but it took weeks to do. sanding bogging sanding 2 coats of one colour, painted ceiling, cutting in was extremely hard as ladder could not get right into corners. Tiling with Encaustic tiles which I had to go to Melbourne to get, laying tiles, grouting, no more gaps, sealing and installing a wood surround and a wooden step. Added a little French Provincial seat and a pot stand a few plants and I think it looks really good.