So a bit of background first; I have an 1890 Victorian house which I have been restoring slowly over a few years now. I am also trying to be as environmentally conscious as possible. I am pretty competent DIY wise but need someone with more experience here.
I have a curtain rail to fix on a bay window. I have obviously done curtain rails before but these curtains are heavy, about 6kg, as they have extra thermal insulation in them. I want to fix them to the ceiling but as it is the original lathe and plaster and the curtains are heavy I am worried they will bring it down!
Fixing to the wall isn't an easy option either as it has layers of cornicing right from the window top to the ceiling. And I know from experience that most of the plaster in the house is just dust behind a layer of paint.
So does someone with experience want to hazard a guess as to whether these curtains might bring my ceiling down?! Also could someone make a recommendation about what fixings to use, all the information I can find, (even on here) is what doesn't work well!
(incidentally this is karma for snorting derisively when the sales assistant in John Lewis said I should get a nice man to help me put the curtain rail up!)