The dreaded popcorn ceiling!!!
I've been itching to get my hands on the MB's kitchen for awhile now. I suppose I can thank the pregnancy for the increase in nesting urges, I attacked the ceiling yesterday. Here's the low-down:
Here are two looks I've been going back and forth on:
The left picture is the one I'll be focusing on. But the right I can't stop going back to it either.
This is the reason why I started:
|Ceiling falling apart is not considered decoration. The light will be leaving as well.|
Also, if you look back at the Art Class post, you'll get some more ideas as to what the kitchen looked like before I began this adventure.
I checked on-line to see how exactly to get rid of popcorn ceiling. The estimated cost was $100 or something. Pfhah! Right. They suggest getting plastic sheeting and taping everything from the walls down, etc. While I admit it is messy, sweeping/mopping/vacuuming is MUCH cheaper.
I also scoured the house for some safety glasses and a mask. A water bottle and a couple of putty knife spatula thingys. (A bandana or hat would be a good idea too). The cost? Free! At least if you grew up in a house like mine.
The method: Mask and goggles on. Water bottle and putty knife in hand. Pandora radio set on Ditty Bops radio on iPhone. Begin spraying ceiling. It's suggested to let it soak in for 15 minutes. But I'm highly impatient. I'd wait a few minutes and then go at it. It does go A LOT easier if you wait, but it'll still come off fairly easy if you don't.
This is me half-way done. It was a relatively small area, but it took me about 2-2 1/2 hours. Not including clean-up. I tried to clean as I went but it doesn't really work.
Finished ceiling. Ah...it's just like heaven. Kind of.
The MB came in later and removed the precious border wall-paper. It won't be missed.
So! Next up...ceiling texturing.