Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Worst Part About Re-Doing Houses

I've started working on the inside of the new house...

Unfortunately, I realized that I was never going to accomplish everything I wanted to around the yard in just one year. LOL-Big visions...not enough time.

Besides, the sooner I get the house done, the sooner we can move in and the easier it will be to keep working on the seemingly endless list of projects I want to do. ;-)

Two of the bedrooms still had popcorn ceilings. Well, since the rest of the house has a stucco look finish on the walls and ceilings, I decided to scrape the popcorn off the ceilings and finish these rooms out to look like the rest of the house...


It's a nasty, dirty job...


When I started to prime over this little bit of border in the master bath, I found out the little figures were actually decals so they had to be scraped off...


I did get the base coat on the master bedroom walls....
I finished trimming it out after this picture.

My Honey prefers cool to neutral color tones, so it took a bit of work to find colors that I could live with and that I knew he would like. The bedroom is kind of My Honey's oasis, so I have always tried to make sure that it is someplace he finds comfortable. But I cannot resist the temptation to do some fancy paintwork to really bring out the lovely texture on the walls...so this is just the beginning step.

I like this light neutral khaki base color and picked out a couple of other complemenary colors to do some tone on tone work. I kind of panicked when I opened one of the colors to mix it with glaze and it looked like baby poop. However, luckily it looks pretty good on the walls. I'm still trying to figure out which technique I like best, but will make sure to post finished pics.

About all I have to do is get everything painted, the kitchen floor refinished and new shades ordered and installed. The only other things that need done is the plumber has to do a few things and the electricians have to come back and do a few more things...and we will be ready to move in. Hopefully by the end of this month???

My Honey's only request...that everything be DONE before hand. While I do not mind living in a remodel zone...it drives him nuts.

7 comments:

Leah Fry said...

I'm with him. I can take it for a few days, but when it becomes the norm, I get cranky. I wouldn't mind so much if it didn't make the whole rest of the house filthy, but after all that work, you have to clean everything.

LOVE that khaki color.

Laura said...

Oh - popcorn ceilings - wanna come take care of mine??? I hate them, but am not up for the task of all the scraping...

Hope the interior work goes quickly and you guys can move in.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Leah-Thanks, I almost like that color enough to leave it alone...but I just can't-LOL. This is the first time I've ever had the luxury of not having to live in the middle of a re-do. I'm really looking forward to getting each room completely done before moving anything in.

Laura-I hate the scraping too. Safety glasses and a bandana are a must...and I am still digging particles out of my eyes. Yuck!

Not really looking forward to adding the texture either. It all has to be done by hand too. The walls aren't too bad, but the ceilings are a pain in the butt. Unlike the scraping, once I start, I have to finish it all at once.

Sydney_bitless said...

EWGH I know what a hassle it is to scrape that crap off. It reminds me of the white wash in our barn from the cows. Every once and a wile when I am doing something I smack some of it off. It gets in your eyes and your nose and ears and hair and normally down my shirt >:C

fernvalley01 said...

I am a terrible painter and I hate it , I was so pleased when we did our reno that the guys did the painting as well, but now the older part of the house looks shoddy and needs paint , want to slip up here and do mine when you are done yours?

Mikey said...

Looking up at my popcorn ceiling... wondering and thinking, no, I can live with it :) lol, that's a big ol' job girl. Go riding instead :)

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm sure glad it's you and not me. I'm with your honey on living in a remodel zone. Heck, I'm that way about just being in a remodel zone. LOL