We moved from Urban Portland across the Columbia to the state of Washington. We have been living in our new house since the end of August 2016 and it feels like the best decision we made in a long time. Our house was built in 1970 and is a mid century style bi-level ranch home. The moment we walked in, we knew this was where we wanted to be "adulting" for a long time. It's surrounded by trees and the forest, we have a garden and yes, we now live at the end of a cul de sac. It's been an adjustment to go from urban to suburban, but I am embracing it one day at a time.
We are slowly making changes and everyday it starts feeling more and more like "us". For awhile, it was feeling like we were living in someone else's home, but now, I can finally see the light.
First things first, we needed to remove the popcorn ceilings. I told my husband, we can not buy this house if we don't remove that stuff. So, with that kind of ultimatum, its now gone and we are "all" happy. This is not an easy process. Some people choose to do themselves, but we hired professionals as we were concerned there may be asbestos. Turns out it was free from that, but it is better to be safe than sorry. And the results are priceless.
Here is the before:
And here is the after:
Pretty big difference right? It instantly makes the home feel lighter and I felt like I could just breathe better in the space. And this stuff, was everywhere. Not just in our living room, but hallways, bedrooms, basement... you get the idea. It was a big project, but worth every penny.
We painted the ceiling and walls in Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
There you have it, popcorn ceilings no more! Have you had to remove any popcorn like material? I hope to never have to do that again!