…but not the kind that goes on your ceilings.
Our house has popcorn ceilings. Every room except the kitchen and laundry room has popcorn ceilings. We thought about taking it all down when we moved in but the task seemed too daunting. We also thought we had bigger fish to fry but looking back, I know now, that was the first “fish we should have fried.” If we would have left the same old light fixtures up, or never protected the white ceiling with painters tape while painting the walls, it might not have been a problem. Four years of DIYing has caused that stuff to come off! I took the ceiling fan down in the guest bedroom and had to go buy a medallion to cover the popcorn carnage. Not to mention the molding we had to to install to cover the popcorn peeling where the wall meets the ceiling.
If you live in Missouri you know that the last month have been hot weather. Our fan in our Master Bedroom was old and ugly, but we have lived with it until I decided what I wanted to do.
Not only is the fan ugly, its noisy. It shakes as it spins causing the pull tug that changes the fan speed to hit the glass. Ohh the madness of the “clink, clink, clink” as you are trying to sleep. So, I get up and turn it off. Two hours later I wake up sweating. Turn the airconditioner up? Yeah right, I refuse to give all my paycheck to the electric company. (for those who know me, I am sure you are laughing right now knowing how stubborn I am)
The Solution: Buy a New Fan. We tried adding this fan. This was my attempt to convince the Hubs to let me install some non-fan light fixture.
It was a valiant effort, the fan was great, yet it did not create the needed airflow. So, I died to the thought of a fun light fixture and set my sights out on a cool fan that goes with the room. Well, I found one. Nope, the Hubs found one and I LOVE IT! The best part about it is the price tag. $31.80! Its original price was $159!!!!
We brought it home to install it and this…
turned to this….
I HATE POPCORN CEILING!!!!!
So, we decided to finish it off for good…in our room at least.
This is what our bedroom has looked like the past few days.
Our hallway has some new decor…temporarily.
Here is where we have been sleeping:
Hey, movies while falling asleep has been really fun!
I will post more about how we got rid of the dreaded ceiling and our new fan, but today I want to give you some advice. I know you didn’t ask for it so you can stop reading if you want to, but I feel like its my duty to the DIY world to share my mistake. In my personal war against the 70s popcorn ceilings, I must give a battle cry. (okay, that was a little dramatic)
REMOVE YOUR POPCORN CEILINGS BEFORE YOU MOVE IN! IT IS WORTH IT!
Removing it is not that hard. Painting will be easier, but it makes a mess. Why didn’t anyone tell me before I put new carpet in and moved my furniture in? Why didn’t I know that bits and peices would come off every time I painted or changed a light fixture?
If this is the worse thing that happens to me, I am in pretty good shape. I am going to end this post and take a nap in my living room bed now. More to come on Friday.
For those of you who are popcorn ceiling lovers I hope this ceiling didn’t offend you. We can agree to disagree and still be friends right? The truth is I don’t know if I have the sanity to do another bedroom so I will probably live with the popcorn ceilings I have left. Here is an article I read that challenges you to embrace your popcorn ceilings and help you lesson their frailty. Again, this is something I needed to read BEFORE I moved into my house.
Thanks for reading,
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