Our house was built in 1980 and it used to scream the 80’s. From the ugly stained cabinets to the brown carpet, the lack of ceiling lights, the vaulted ceiling, and nothing is worse than the popcorn ceiling. Last winter we finally gave in and updated our bedroom by removing the popcorn ceiling and installed a proper ceiling light. This spring we decided to do the same for our living room. We thankfully finished the weekend before my big 30 birthday bash. I’m not sure how many of you actually know how easy it really is to remove the popcorn texture from a ceiling. Jack was able to get it all removed within a weekend. It took us a little longer because of the vaulted ceilings and getting the ladder in a safe position. As long as your ceilings are not painted all you need to remove the popcorn texture are a plastic trap, a scrapping tool and a spray bottle of water. We used a pump pressure one we got for cheap at the home improvement store and a wide metal scrapper. The key is to spray a lot of water onto the texture and let it soak in for a few minutes and then scrap. Super easy! Remember to use an inexpensive plastic tarp to cover the floors so it will be a quick an easy clean up! Once the ceiling dried we began the wire installation, if you don’t know how to do this hire a licensed electrician! It’s important not to mess with wiring since it can cause house fires. After the wiring was finished we patched the dry wall and because the plastering over all of the ceiling. Popcorn texture was used to hide the divots from the screws in the drywall so remember to fill and smooth out with plaster. Once the plaster is dried and smoothed out the final step is to paint the ceiling. Since we added the electrical box for a new ceiling light, our final step was to install our new drum pendant light. I was so excited when we flipped the light switch and our beautiful light turned on. Our living room took one more step out of the 80’s and into the new century. We still have a few more upgrades to do in the living room, like installing our new TV mount, but I couldn’t be happier with the progress and our new ceiling!
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.