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Nothing Really to Look At. Week Two of the One Room Challenge



 

Ok, for those of you who have never seen the process of the ORC, let me just say that there maybe some weeks that are strictly worker bee weeks. I mean like, deep in the trenches of primer and paint, or knee deep in laying some tile. Now I won't be laying tile (Thank God!) , but I will be painting. And I mean, A LOT! This is a small laundry room, but of course I'm going to be difficult and not move out my washer and dryer or the massive table. So that means I need to be creative and damn near a contortionist to prime and paint all the wall, including the ceiling. But first, let's tackle the textured ceiling....




So, I searched YouTube University(lol!) to figure out how to smooth out my textured ceiling without having to sand it or skim coat it. I'm really not trying to add extra steps or make things harder for me, so I found a video that showed someone removing a popcorn ceiling by doing this method, and I thought, "Why not??" I took my spray bottle and filled it with warm water and went section by section, spraying then scraping with a wide steel blade taping knife. I can't believe how easy it was! It came off so smooth and it took me about an hour to complete. I wiped off any extra residue and it was off to the next step- Priming!




This took me the longest to complete because remember, I did not take out my washer and dryer nor did I take out this huge table. So working around them were a bit of a challenge, but I managed to get it all done, including the ceiling. I even managed to not have any dripping or spilling if you can believe that! So now that that is complete, we can start on the actual paint color and wallpaper, but you have to see that next week! You can always follow me in real time by watching my stories on Instagram and make sure to like and comment below. I know I maybe a little late in responding to your messages, but I DO respond and it means so much to me that you take the time to send me a message. Thanks again to the ORC and make sure you check out all the other participants here.


Until Next Time,



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Julie Ann Shahin
Julie Ann Shahin
Apr 10
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That is so cool that you found an easy way to remove your popcorn ceiling! You're making amazing progress, I can't wait to see more!

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Tracey Hairston
Apr 12
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Aww, Thank you. You have to have a smooth surface to put wallpaper up so I felt this was easiest way😊

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JackieMcFarlin
Apr 10
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You’re off to a great start. I’m so impressed with you and know that you will end up with a great finished product.

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Tracey Hairston
Apr 12
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Thanks Jackie! I really appreciate it!😊

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