Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Popcorn, the kind without butter

We were troopers. Well, mainly Steve. We got goggled and masked and took on the daunting task of scraping the popcorn off of our bathroom ceiling. WE WILL NOT EVER ATTEMPT IT AGAIN. I am comfortable in saying it was one of the worst ideas we've ever had. Steve did most of the scraping. We had heard that the popcorn needs to be moist to scrape. What we didn't realize was we needed a certain type of sprayer and instead used a water bottle sprayer. The scraper was digging into the ceiling and taking some of the dry wall off so Steve continued by just scraping the dry popcorn. And boy, did it make a hideous mess!! But he powered through and got in done in less than an hour.
We had planned on sanding the ceiling down and painting it, the very same afternoon. But since there were parts of dry wall that were ripped (and a huge clean up project ahead of us) we are planning on putting up white bead board sometime in the near future. After pictures to come!

Preproject: My face is a foreshadowing of what was to come

We had some pealing popcorn above the shower where is gets moist.

Steve got started there.

And the powder begins to fly


Disappointed face.

Let the cleanup begin.


Hilary Ann said...

I can't wait to see after pictures!!

My mom did this in our old house and ended up with some ceiling nicks, too . . . but the end result is SOOO worth all the hard work!

Natalie said...

Ugh. Just looking at that dust makes my skin crawl..

Can't wait to see the after pics!