My laundry room was already messy, but a cluttered chaotic mess from daily life. This week we removed the popcorn ceiling and made it a dusty, sticky mess all in the name of progress. Making a mess in the laundry room – One Week Challenge Week 2. #oneroomchallenge #bhgorc
Last week I revealed that we were finally going to do a makeover in our laundry room for he One Room Challenge and for week one shared the plans. The start of week two we finally got to work.
The cheesy artwork from many years ago is finally gone!
The first thing we had to do was remove the clutter and get the room ready for the actual work. My daughter’s old bedroom has become our temporary laundry room and ironing room during this time. Thankfully it is just next door.
Removing a popcorn ceiling is never a pleasant task.
My husband and I tackle removing popcorn ceilings differently. He likes to use a heat gun and a metal scraper that creates lots of dust and sore shoulders. I like to soak the texture with water which means it easily scrapes off but leaves a sticky gooey mess and still creates sore shoulders.
Either way you get sore shoulders but at least his way you don’t have to wipe down the walls immediately to remove the sticky residue from the walls too.
By the end of this week most of the popcorn ceiling is down and we are ready for a productive weekend of adding a skim coat and creating a smooth ceiling surface.
This week we also went shopping at Home Depot for the new utility sink and light fixture. I of course wanted a pretty decorative pendent light but my husband is very tall and the space just isn’t right for a pendent light. His choice was a flushed mounted LED, very wide light and I’m okay with that. This is a working room in the house and good lighting is key.
Sourcing new light fixtures, utility sink and artwork – the fun stuff of a makeover!
I have also been sourcing items for storage and some fun decor for the room this week but that is something I will reveal more in the next few weeks. For now, we will continue to work on the ceiling, install the brighter light fixture, and hopefully get some paint on the walls in the next week.
The paint color is still as yet undecided until I see how much brighter the room is with the LED light fixture installed. I know the color I want but the intensity of the shade I choose is probably going to change.
Until next week,
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”