I know. I know.
Yet another UGLY post!!
But sometimes you have to get past the ugly, before you can see the beauty of a room.
Okay-maybe not, but that is what I keep telling myself, because so far, our living room makeover has had a whole lot of ugly!!
If you’ve been following along-you might remember how we removed layers and layers of wallpaper.
And if that wasn’t enough ugly, our next step was repairing what we found UNDER those layers of wallpaper!
But what we found under this drop down ceiling-just might be the worst ugly of all!
Is there really anything worse than a drop down ceiling?
Why yes, yes there is…..
If only you could have seen my face when hubby started tearing down the ceiling panels and we found this! YIKES!
Finding the plaster in such bad shape was not at all what we had planned for.
Not at all.
Truth is-our plan was to remove the panels-slap on some primer and paint-and VIOLA-ceiling complete.
So what’s a gal (and a guy) to do, when life gives them yet another FULL basket of lemons?
Well, we had two options.
Keep the integrity of the ceiling and repair it, or…..
Replace it with drywall.
It was a difficult decision.
Unfortunately, there were no certainties that if we repaired the plaster, more wouldn’t crumble over time-and so safety became the deciding factor.
Drywall it is.
So we purchased the drywall-rented a dry wall lift..and replaced the ceiling!
Using the lift made hanging dry wall SO much easier! If you’ve never used one before-I HIGHLY recommend it! It not only does all the heavy lifting-but it makes the job go much faster!
Hubby calculated twenty minutes to hang each piece of drywall that didn’t require any cutting. Those that did, took about thirty (measuring and double measuring included).
Total time to hang the entire ceiling was about five hours.
I’m crossing my fingers-but I think this is the LAST ugly project of this makeover folks!
The next steps are painting the entire space and refinishing the floor.
And then….it’s decorating time!
I can’t wait!!!
Blessings and hugs,