Ceiling Project – Day 3

Ceiling – Day 3
You’re not mistaken in thinking my ceiling looks pink. It sort of is. For the primer coat I add painters sand to add just a little texture – the scraped ceiling isn’t completely smooth. So to compensate, I add just a little extra to the paint.

It also means I won’t waste the Benjamin Moore stuff :).

In the past, I have used the paint color the previous owner left. I knew I didn’t have quite enough for the entire ceiling so I bought a couple cans of oops paint. (Behr paint smells!)

My supervisors kept a close eye on me most of the afternoon.

Another thing about priming is to avoid the peeling like you see in the third pic. Luckily I had some plaster of Paris I bought for another project. I mixed some up and fixed the peeling paper.

I also decided to go ahead and paint the ceiling around the AC vents so I can have it on tomorrow. 🙂 I ended up using Dolphin. I personally think it is a chinchilla color – warm and rich. 🙂

Ceiling Project – Day 2


It is done! The second half of the ceiling didn’t take as long despite the fact I had longer breaks today. It was nice that I managed to work rather quickly too because I was getting tired and then realized when I was done, that all I had eaten today was Torchy’s breakfast tacos. (Fueled by Diablo Sauce)

I think it was dustier than the other side. Much of the joint compound or whatever that stuff is didn’t come off in sheets no matter how much I wetted. I didn’t want to risk damaging or gauging a hole out so I knocked down as much of the texture as possible. 

One thing I learned from yesterday was to keep my caulk gun hooked on the ladder. I needed it when the paper tape joining the ceiling to the wall tore. I probably should have used mesh tape but honestly I didn’t have the energy to tape and mud. This is latex caulk and I think I used enough to prevent it from really getting bad. 

The good thing was I was more careful today so there wasn’t a whole lot of gaps. 

Tomorrow is the texture primer paint stuff. I’m hoping it will be sunny so maybe by tomorrow night I could, at the very least, paint the beam the ceiling color so I could mount the fan (which is all painted now). 

Cleaning sucked but it is definitely incentive now to get wood floors. Wood or bamboo. 🙂

I also had to buy more pipe for the shelving idea. I didn’t take into consideration the additional length from using the connectors. No worries though, the stuff I have will be put into use. It was good too, drilling into the Expedit, I found some sort of metal support I’m hoping it won’t be throughout the entire shelf. 

Ceiling Project – Day 1

Weekend project – day one

I didn’t start scraping today until after 1 and managed to get half way. It was hard work because I took down the lights and turned the breaker off in order to spray and scrape.

Well, it was a stormy day so my lack of light started to me an issue in the late afternoon (when I usually get sun). Tomorrow I’ll do the other side and while I’m scraping, I’m going to texture the scraped side. I figure any dust that gets on that paint will add to the texture as there were parts where they came off in sheets. 

Tomorrow’s side will also have my back to the windows so that means I’ll have better vision. 

Bought some pipes this morning and had to degrease them before spray painting them. I used a flat black. I think many of the DIY sites I saw used glossy but I thought the flat black would add to the aged look. 

And the last pic? Well during one of the thunderstorms, a deer appeared in my backyard. I was shocked but Floyd and Puck not so much. Made me wonder if this was a normal occurrence. 

Speaking of F&P, they supervised, for the most part. They were quite fascinated with the plastic and tore around the room as I was prepping. 

The icky stuff that fell (mostly) on the tarps and the carpet didn’t faze them at all either. They’re not good painter buddies. :-/ Ceiling fan is all but done. The ugly looking thing is down. I just need a downrod which I’ll pick up tomorrow.