I often wait to blog about something after figuring out the solution. But, I get stuck in ruts from time to time. And indecision totally halts progress. So… who better to ask when I have a question?
You! I have you!
So… I’m totally over the procrastination. I’d love your input on certain things that can possibly help others with the same issues. Everyone wins!
WWYD – Let’s chat about popcorn ceilings!
I’ll just admit it right now, I am not a lover of the infamous popcorn ceiling finishes.
Did you have an aha moment in a movie theatre one fine day, while munching on your large bag of hot buttered popcorn, with extra butter half way through as well, (a special request I might add… I may or may not order it like that) then celebrate your love for it by vowing to create that effect on every ceiling in the nation over a given era?
Well, I’m the proud owner of an entire home filled to the brim with your creation. And may I add, it is not a good representation of the delish theatre variety. So… WHY?
Or should I be writing Mr. Cottage Cheese Ceiling?
Or is this a Ms? (trying to be politically correct is no easy feat here)
Of course I know why. It was an acoustic thing back then. Or maybe for added insulation. Or maybe I nailed it the first time, who knows.
Here’s the deal. If one KNOWS they are living in their forever home, there would be no question what I’d do.
I’d personally plank every ceiling I had.
I have planked some ceilings in my home already and LOVE the look! I even did the bathroom one myself, right over the popcorn! And it turned out perfect. But it was a small area that didn’t require joins.
The rest are very big areas, much too big for myself to handle with neck issues. And having it done would no doubt prove to be pretty expensive. Not perfect for a home you may resell one day.
Or is it? Do you think we’d get our value back out of it with this upgrade?
How we fake planked our popcorn ceilings / Nesting Place <— please pin this picture from the source
Now, this read had me glued to my
popcorn screen. Myquillan had luan cut to size and installed. This is a great read, and the outcome is drop dead imperfectly perfect farmhouse gorgeous!
Could you handle the imperfections this look offers? I love it! Hmmm…
One could scrape! But that is not cheap to have done either. I’ve also already painted mine, and I’ve heard that once painted, they don’t just come off like nothing. It’s effort. But I haven’t tried this to know for certain. Have you removed after painting?
I would again have to hire to have this done.
Dry wall over it
In some cases, I’ve heard this could be easier and cheaper. So… there’s that.
Cover it with something else
But what?! What would work for large areas? Anything easy I could do myself?
My summer home tour
And then one could just leave it of course. But in my home, it makes the place look only half renovated. It’s also patched here and there due to old window headers having been removed. And the indecision is holding me back from doing some wall treatments that need to reach the ceiling. And it does look worse in person than what the picture shows.
So, if you didn’t know whether your home was your forever home or not, what would YOU do?
Signed, drowning in popcorn… with no butter. (yuuuuk)