This weekend I was hard at work to get the kitchen ready for it’s date with cabinet installation.
Let me pause right here and tell you how glad I am to NOT be putting together Ikea cabinets right now. I’m SO GLAD!!!! I mean, it’s hard enough to work in time to get everything done to have someone else install made cabinets; I can’t imagine having to build and install everything myself. Would it save a little money? Yes. Would I rather pay someone else to make quality cabinets and install them. Yes.
Okay, back to the ceiling…
I spent the weekend texturing the ceiling and priming all the new surfaces so we can get ready for paint. Here is what we’re leaning toward for color:
Um, we’re working on narrowing down that pile…it’s been a long process and that is a small pile of paint chips compared to what we started with. We want something that will go with the slate–our floor choice– but not be too overwhelming.
So like I was saying, we’re working on things.
Texturing a ceiling isn’t as bad as it seems. I basically slathered a big flat trowel with topping mud and then proceeded to squish it against the ceiling.
Squish Squash, up and down. The result is a lot of peaks and valleys.
I let those set up for a few minutes and then came back and knocked down the peaks with a regular 12″ putty knife. The idea is to smooth out the texture without getting rid of it completely.
The process creates a consistent texture with an inconsistent pattern. It takes a little muscle, but it’s not a difficult task.