Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Living room updates.....


Not wanting to pay anyone else, nor add more pay to the current handy man, we did a trial on the removal of the popcorn ceiling. 

We did the 50/50 fabric softener/water spray first, then realized we didn't even need the spray.  The popcorn ceiling was coming off lickity split with just the scraper.  About 1/4th of the ceiling is down and cleaned up.  We are waiting on the rest of the subfloor to be installed to remove the rest.  

Now my husband understands why I wanted the ceiling done.  The spider webs were dangling at the edges of where he was removing the texture.  He understands my frustration with having to "sweep" the ceiling every year.  It was ugly as well.  

Still needing done?

-remove remaining popcorn ceiling, remove current ceiling fan

-paint ceiling and install new ceiling fan/light

-wash down all trim/walls

-paint trim

-paint walls, re-install floor trim

-install new flooring and move furniture back

Meanwhile, we wait for work to resume on Monday.  No other interesting news, other than I saw a stray cat the other day.  I set food out, but have not seen it again yet.

The weather is high of 56°F today, but it's raining and very windy.  Looks like it will be that way all day today.  I'll try and get a photo of the current handiwork (nothing really exciting ha ha). As soon as the rest of the floor is in, I will be able to get upstairs for yarn and other supplies.

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