I've talked about having to remove popcorn from our living room and hallway ceilings in previous post so I won't bore you with a repeat. What I will say is that during the last few weeks prepping to get new carpet, we had to finally remove the last of the popcorn ceiling from our house, our offices. As we finished painting the ceiling in my office I got the genius idea that it was time to paint my office, again. This will make it the fourth time painting my office over the last decade. There were several reasons why I made this insane decision a week before we got knew carpet; 1. I got white ceiling paint all over my walls and didn't have any spare paint; 2. There was drip streaks from removing the popcorn; 3. Over time the current color seemed to become lavender than grey and I wanted a more neutral color for a one day nursery; and 4. The current color was going to look weird with the new light grey carpet. Jack decided to let me just go along with my crazy plan, but he wasn't going to help since he needed to finish purging and packing his office. I took a sample of the new carpet and a sample of the current paint to the home improvement store and picked a color. I bought a gallon and another 1.2 gallon since this is the fourth time painting my office I knew a gallon would barely be enough and I wanted to have touch up paint this time. One major benefit of getting new carpet is not having to stress about covering the floor; I moved all of the furniture into the center of the room and taped up the freshly painted ceiling. I turned on Eureka a series I have watched several times and got to work. I am thankful that my office is just a medium sized rectangle with a door and a closet and the first coat was on in no time. I wanted the first coat to completely dry and give my arms a rest, so I waited to paint the second coat until the next day. I am waiting until tomorrow to remove the tape, but be warned do not wait longer than that, the tape will get harder to remove the longer it is up. I love the new color and I can't wait to see it with the new carpet!
These are posts from the original Oak Tree Junction blog before I took a break in 2020. These posts were created to share my creations with the hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side. I plan to continue to share new creations on the current blog.