Sunday, January 18, 2015

Down With the Popcorn Ceiling!

If you follow me on Facebook you caught a quick glimpse of what I have been working on since New Years Day. ...yes, I said that right....since New. Years. Day. (sigh)
 
It's been a looonnnngggg and MESSY project to say the least but I am happy to tell you that the popcorn ceiling in the mudroom is almost all gone! 
 
 Pretty soon the popcorn ceiling will be a distant memory and one that I would like to forget!!!
 
Whoever created this stuff needs a stern talking to!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 And when I say messy....I mean MESSY!
 
 
 
 
 
See this?
 
This mess is what happens when your tarps fall off but you forge forward like a crazy mad woman who is unwilling to stop and put it back up since she is on a roll so she just keeps on scraping her little heart away, until the madness wears off and then she is confronted by a big fast mess! 
 
 
 
 
 
And there she goes.......the tarp is falling down!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luckily, most of it swept up fairly easily.  
 
 
  
 
 
But beyond the messy sheet rock dust lies a beautiful, smooth, untouched white ceiling that makes it all worth it.
 
 
This is the last spot that is left to scrape and I will finish it soon so we can put up the new light fixture and say bye-bye to the infamous boob light.



 
See the difference?


And how could I complete a DIY project without encountering a blip?
 
When you live in a 70 year old house, things are not perfect.
 
What I mean is, that after scraping, and scraping I finally came to the last corner over by the fireplace with a small spot that needs repair.

I am happy to report that this was the only spot that needed to be addressed though so its all good.
 

 
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Now back to spackling and sanding this corner, finishing the area around the light fixture, and then priming and painting.
 
Once I am done I will post the tutorial and give you a nice before and after reveal, then we can all go have a drink together to celebrate. LOL :)
 
 
 
Jennifer



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