Plasterer did a fantastic job, the walls are as smooth as glass now. The drop ceiling is finished and the whole ceiling painted.
Just waiting on some connectors so the LED uplight strips can be fitted, tests were made with a small length of LED strip to get the position correct for best effect, this turned out to be facing upwards and along the face of the support wall/column of the drop ceiling.
Another day for the plaster to dry and I can fit the dado rail and give the walls a mist-coat of diluted emulsion to seal them.
While waiting we started on the living room, this will be exactly the same but the drop ceiling is longer as the room is a different shape.
Got the island finished, lights to be fitted next, some of the walls stripped of top layers, just the wet-strip to do.
Mist-coat done in the dining room.