Friday, June 14, 2013

Bye-bye Popcorn

I did something this past weekend I swore I'd never do. It all began here:



This is my laundry/pantry room here at the farm. Unorganized and needing some help. But it has great shelves to the right as you walk in. Lots of them which I like a lot!


However, there was this:

The cabinet above the washer...too high for me to reach the laundry detergent comfortably. So I asked Bruce very sweetly if he could remove it. He made some kind of teasing remark. Um, no, seriously - I want it gone...I think he may of grumbled but in the end, he tore it out.

And then there was this:


Whoever had built this, had nailed a board to the ceiling so no popcorn in that place. Bruce was a little miffed...probably thought I was going to make him try to match the texture of the existing popcorn.
"Oh no," I told him. "I will just have to scrap it off ."
Then he really frowned because I'm sure he thought it would be hard and I'd want him do it. I was pretty sure I could handle it. (I could) And that is how I ended up doing the one thing I said I'd never do...scraping popcorn.

And it was messy; very messy.

Sometimes, we just have to go with what we're handed. I did and although messy, it was fairly easy to do. I won't tackle the other ceilings however unless I'm forced to. :o)

My next laundry room project will be a little more challenging but I think I've figured it out. I've been playing with different techniques. But that's a story for another time!

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Cecilia

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18 comments:

  1. I have removed the popcorn from almost all of my house. I detest the stuff. It is really easy to remove, but one of the dustiest messiest things to do! Spritz it with water and get a big taping/bedding knife and it will scrape right off. I love the results of no popcorn.

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    1. haha, that's exactly what I did! I don't mind it as I hardly ever stare at the ceiling but I'm glad it's gone in the laundry room!

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  2. Now with the popcorn gone, you can do all kinds of things. Good for you to do it yourself. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Hey Marty! thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. It wasn't hard to do but I'm glad it's done! It's going to be a great room when I'm done with it!

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  3. Good call on the cabinet and the popcorn. I'm envisioning great things from you in this room, Cecilia! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I'm so glad it's gone - I'm going to put a shelf right above the washer where I can reach things easily! I'm so looking forward to the redo of this entire space! It's gong to be so perfect for the farm! Thanks for the sweet comment! Hugs,
      Cecilia

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  4. Good for you....you don't know how many times (years ago)when buying our house we'd skip houses with popcorn ceilings...yuck! Popcorn ceilings will never be considered an antiquing procedure, lol. Can't wait to see pics of the finished room!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I can't say it bothers me - not enough to want to scrape all the ceilings anyway. Would I rather not have it? Well yes but as long as the ceiling is in good shape and it's not a heavy application I can live with it. :)

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  5. I've never scraped popcorn - just assumed it was way too hard!
    And I've never - not once in my life - have had a laundry room - that would be a dream come true for me - can't wait to see what you do with this space Cecilia !!!
    Big hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Well, Suzan, it's not hard unless you don't like messes. :) and this is the biggest laundry I've ever had! I'm so excited about this space. I can't wait to get it all done. :)

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  6. I just can't imagine the mess...but it will be worth it in the end....looking forward to your new laundry room reveal!!

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    1. Thanks Shirley...I hope it matches the vision in my head. :D

      The mess is why I can live with the rest of the ceilings with the popcorn. ugh. I didn't even realize I had dust on my feet and was making tracks in the garage until I headed back in. The dust was everywhere!

      Hope your week is going well!

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  7. Your laundry room has so much potential -- looks like you're off to a great start and the "worst" is behind you with that ceiling stuff gone!

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    1. I think so too, Lauren. I was definitely dreading the ceiling part. Now I can concentrate on the more fun stuff! Thanks for dropping in!

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  8. Thanks so much for the visit, your laundry room is going to be such a jewel when you get done. Mine works really hard for being such a small space. You have a fantastic area. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty. I sure hope so - I have this vision in my head - we will see if it comes out that way. :)

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  9. The life of a DIY'er...one project leads to another. lol! I've never had to do this but it's going to be fabulous and worth it!

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    1. Isn't that the truth? I guess that is what makes it so much fun - you never know where it will go until you're into it. I love the challenge ! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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