My big goal for 2011 is to complete the projects that I start. The result so far? Uh, I might as well get a tattoo on my wrist because I'm 100% #winning. So far, I've done boring non-blogworthy things like paint all of the trim in my house, filled a gap around the granite counters, and reorganized the pantry. This weekend, Nate and I finally got to one of the last giant unfinished projects of the house:
Back in 2009, the first project I attacked in my house was the popcorn ceiling removal. Can you believe that while I scraped 900+ square feet (including two vaulted ceilings), I actually lived in this tiny second bedroom- the only dust-free place in the house? Once it was clean enough to move out, I just wasn't up to finishing out the retexturing so it sat untouched (walls and all)... until now:
Woo! Better already, right?!
I'll give credit where credit is due- Nate was actually the one who dominated this room. We work best on a parallel project basis- he took on the bedroom alone while I focused on the bathroom:
Not only did the ceilings have to go in here, but the walls came down as well:
SOMEONE decided that it would be smarter to slap on ugly texture rather than simply removing the wallpaper that they didn't like... and I'm dealing with my third bathroom of it :(.
Obviously there will be some big changes ahead in here, so stay tuned!!
PS Speaking of winning, I've got a pretty amazing giveaway coming your way tomorrow!
PPS I'd be happy to answer any popcorn removal questions in the comments. You can also read about my 2009 adventures in popcorn here and here.