Looking back over the last couple of weeks it's hard to believe this is the way things looked around here. I know it looks pretty sad, and believe me when I tell you it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. You know the old saying it gets worse before it gets better. All 10 rooms of popcorn ceilings are officially gone! Yippee Skippy!!!!
my heart does little flutters looking back. If you look at the arrows you'll see where some of the changes will occur. The arrow at the top shows where the shelf sat, all the way across the room, talk about cutting a room up. The second arrow shows where the wall was closed up between the hall and kitchen.
Notice the piece of cardboard on the ceiling hidden by the fan blades? That was my attempt for the last 2 years to cover up the sky lights. I was loosing so much heat in the winter time and cooling in the summer time, to say nothing of the fact one of them started leaking onto the ceiling. It is time they were closed up and taken out. I had to close them off temporally to save on heating and cooling. It worked folks I lowered my energy bills by quite a lot. Wait till you see the upcoming pictures!!
I finally located a picture that depicts the shelf going all the way across the room and the small post at the end of the bar that truly cuts the room in half. Looking back through the archive of pictures I did an amazing job of disguising this for years. I loved it for a long time and in the last little while knew it was time for it to go when the popcorn came down. I must say through out the process there is not one thing I would change so far. There is still a long way to go with many changes coming in the next little bit, slow and easy they say. I've got this. I've waited a long time for changes and I'm enjoying each and every step I take.
This is my design style shortly after Christmas. Everything shoved into the dining room draped and ready to begin some demo. Everything was shifted into another room shortly after these pictures were taken. Demo is not for the light of heart. No matter how well you cover things up there is an incredible amount of dust. The furnace filter is changed quite often to help, the dust is going to be here for a while. There's still a long way to go.
"we've come a long way baby".