Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Transforming the Foyer

Is it really a foyer, though, when it is 3 feet seven inches wide (109cm) and 11 feet 3 inches long (343 cm) with a doorway on every wall?


I have been living with my popcorn ceiling since forever. (It was 1997 when I moved in. Since then.)

About a month ago, I read the exploits of a young Vancouver couple who have actually tackled ALL the popcorn on their apartment's ceilings. Hats off to them, for sure! Laren and Paolo at inspired me to tackle our. I started with just this little bit in the "foyer."

(oh, sorry, you want to actually see the popcorn, don't you? and yes, I will be replacing that light fixture just as soon as is feasible.)


There it is.

It wasn't that hard at all, even though we had painted it.

I sprizted with water and scraped. I got it this far and left it for a couple of days. I wondered if my husband would notice.

He didn't.
But, once begun, is half done, so I started at it again.

I worked in 15 minute bursts, in no particular rush, until I finished.

I found what it was hiding: an enourmous crack and, even, a hole.

Nothing new in this house.


I've another project.

And really?

I just wanted to paint the walls.


Melissa said...

Congrats on getting all that "popcorn" off the ceiling. To me those are the toughest jobs, working over your head on ceiling re-dos.

Lauren said...

Yeaaaaaa!!!!!! Champion stuff!

Anne (in Reno) said...

Amazing work! My whole house has that stuff except for the kitchen and bathrooms, and guess which are the only ceilings I've painted? I can't wait to see more of your work!

Now, have you chosen a wall color?

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