Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Re-doing a popcorn ceiling

We built our house over 30 yrs. ago on some adjoining land that my parents gave us.
We've made a lot of improvements over the years.
One thing we haven't done was the popcorn ceiling in the dining room.
Which was originally the living room.
We've scraped some of the other rooms and repainted the ceilings,
but in this room I wanted to do something a little different
that would not require scraping. What a mess it makes.
Isn't this attractive?

 Another great view.
Minus the light in the center that had already been removed.

A nice close up for you.
Lovely isn't it!

Here are the building materials.
Beadboard which I painted before hand.
Decorative lattice molding and layered on top of that more decorative molding.
And some edge molding to be used at the stairs.
Here it is in the process of changing.
Already looking better.

Here it is in the process of the nail holes being patched
and the trim being caulked.
It also had to have one more coat of paint.

That made 4 coats of paint on this ceiling.

But I think it was well worth it.
Here it is all finished.
Plus the addition of the new chandelier I bought.

I think it looks FANTASTIC!
Reminds me of an upscale farmhouse look.
And it only took 32 years.

I had some extra molding left over so I decided to
do something with it on the stair wall.
I spaced it the same distance as the wall studs.

Here's a close up of the molding.

I think it adds some interest to a plain wall.
Plus I used up the rest of my molding.

I know my Redeemer lives,
and that in the end He will stand
upon the earth.

Job 19:25


  1. I love it! I just adds a something special to the room...love all the color in your room too.

  2. Good Morning Lyn, I love what you did with your ceiling . . . wow, what a change . . . fantastic job!
    I've been going through you posts and loving every project, you have some marvelous ideas, in re-purposing.
    I do have a problem . . . I can not find a place to follow your blog.
    Please come visit and I hope that you will follow me and give me directions on how to follow you . . . you must have a button somewhere, that I just couldn't find.
    Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

    1. Thank you Connie. I've now added a follow by email on my blog site. You can follow me by signing up. Thanks for visiting.

    2. Hi Lyn, it was sweet to get a visit from you. I have added you to my sidebar favorites list, it may even bring you a few more followers.

  3. What a great idea. Why didn't you post this 4 years ago when I tried to do this in my house? Did not cross my mind to cover the seams. It looked horrible, so we scrapped and cleaned, then painted.

  4. We've scraped popcorn ceilings, too, in our living/dining rooms and it was a PAIN! Ugh! Love your farmhouse ceilings! I was thinking of doing something similar in our master bedroom and was hoping that I wouldn't have to scrape the popcorn off first. Great post!

    1. Thank you so much. Good luck with your ceiling.