I cannot believe it’s already Friday y’all! This week went by faster than I thought it would. I actually completed everything on my to-do list, so I am quite proud of myself today =) I hope everyone had a great week as well!
This post will be about my bedroom reno at home! I have been super excited to share the grueling details of this complete makeover, because I have huge passion for interior design. Anyone who knows me can confirm that. So, working on this post has been like living my HGTV dreams. I will soon write a separate post about my thoughts on moving back home during or after college. But until then, here are all the things you need to know about a small reno if you’re crazy/determined/dedicated like me.
Details from the picture above will be at the very end of this post.
This is how my room looked before (clearly). For some reason, I did not capture the ceiling in the picture, even though that was my main focus. I loathe popcorn ceilings probably more than anything in old homes. So, since I knew ahead of time that I would be moving back home, I decided to turn my reno into a learning experience and do all of the work myself… well I didn’t install the wood flooring & I had a little assistance when I started scraping.
Anyway, for those of you who are here about DIYing, here are a list of things DIY YouTubers fail to mention:
- Scraping popcorn ceilings is NOT fast & simple. The amount of time I invested into scraping the ceiling was insane. It took me about 12 hours total. This is mostly because on the first day, I did not use hot water.
- When your ceiling is painted over, you will probably not want to scrape your ceiling. I’m serious. My ceiling was slightly painted over for some reason, and I didn’t realize it until I had already began my demolition.
- Use VERY hot water to spray the ceiling. Yes, this can be dangerous, so make sure the spray bottle you use is made of very thick plastic & wear oven mitts while spraying… unless you have a professional sprayer.
- If you can have someone help you, ask for help. I was very determined to do this reno on my own, but if I could go back, I would have asked for help.
- You will most-likely damage your drywall, so be ready to spackle and sand all the little scrapes.
Now, here is a list of what you’ll need/ what I used:
Spray bottle, mask, goggles, scraper, spackle, oven mitts, very hot water, old towels, step ladder, sand paper, primer, & paint (color details are at the end of this post).
This is the best video tutorial I found and used. Hopefully with this video and my few tips, you won’t have any trouble doing this yourself. I hope y’all enjoyed reading this! Keep scrolling for more details!
The aftermath of scraping all the awful popcorn. I used a paper liner for the floor (I was trying to be “eco-friendly”), but I do NOT recommend this. Definitely use a plastic liner.
You can see all the little mistakes I made from scraping.
The water spots on the ceiling from the spraying.
I definitely recommend this brand for spackling because of the pink to white indicator! You have to wait for this to dry before you can sand it down.
This is the ceiling after I corrected all my scraping mistakes.
I waited a full 24 hours before using sandpaper over this and then I took a broom and kinda “swept” my ceiling over.”
The ceiling after priming and painting.
Once the ceiling was complete, I fixed a few paint bleeds (I used Frog Tape, but it still bled through). Then a professional had to come in to remove my carpet and install the hardwood (duh). But those are all the details of my DIY bedroom reno.
Everything else (minus the obvious), I purchased from Home Goods & TJ Maxx.
Headboard (details below)
Thank you for reading,
Bious bisous ♥
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Blanket & Rug (TJ Maxx & Homegoods)
Paint: Color name is Soft Mulberry Mauve