Total chaos is the state of our house right now. We decided (well, ok maybe I decided and Mike went along grudgingly ) that I just couldn’t live with the popcorn ceilings and textured walls in some parts of our house (namely Zoey’s room and the guest bedroom upstairs, and all of the downstairs), while the areas that we totally renovated have smooth new drywall. They just don’t match. We should have done it all at the same time, but at that time we just didn’t have the funds to do the other rooms after we’d redone all of the drywall in the kitchen/office/living/hallway/sunken living/entrance along with all of the other renovations we did in those areas.
So, after staging the Agave house, selling it, and moving our staging furniture back here (the buyers of that house did purchase a lot of the furniture), we never even put the guest bedroom and Zoey’s room furniture back in those rooms. Some of it is in the garage, and some of it is in the sunken living room. It’s total chaos, but we have Zoey’s room and the guest bedroom cleared out on the main level and the drywall guys will be here this morning. Exciting! They will be clearing out the popcorn ceilings, making them as smooth as a baby’s bottom, and doing the same thing with the walls (which right now have an icky sand texture).
After the drywall is done, they will prime and paint (undecided on the colors yet, but I think I will do a cool pattern treatment on a wall in Zoey’s room, stay tuned for that). Then, we are likely pulling the old switcharoo in those rooms. Zoey’s room will become the guest bedroom and her bedroom will become the guest bedroom (and eventually a nursery if and when we have another baby). We figured it might be smart to think ahead since we would eventually move Zoey’s room if we have another kid, and the thought of moving all of her stuff out of her room yet again just kills me.
Zoey’s room before
And all cleared out…
Good Riddance Popcorn!
Guest Bedroom Before
All cleared out…
We are also having them fix a few drywall nicks and repaint in a more blue hue the front wall of the house. Here is what that looks like now (this is an older pic). The color has a lot more green/teal than it shows in photos. The color we are repainting is more of a deep blue.
After those rooms are settled and we can finally say we are done with the upstairs, we will start on the huge downstairs project. I will leave that for another post. More updates soon!