When we bought the townhouse, it had "popcorn" (sometimes called acoustical)
ceilings. They were not exactly clean (nor cleanable) and had probably been
painted in the
twenty-five or more years since it was built. We went on blissfully (more of
less) for four years. But, this was the year to get that cleaned off. So, a
couple of weeks ago we took a little trip (more about that later if I can get
that all together) while the professionals came in to take care of it. There
are some pictures of it in its old glory. Here is a
closeup showing the
texture. Then a shot showing the ceiling and the walls in their
Then, another view around
a bit to the left
and the entryway.
When we got back from our little trip a couple of days later, the ceilings
were wonderfully textured and painted a nice off-white (Swiss Coffee - I guess
the Swiss like their coffee much more white looking than coffee looking).
It was amazing - it made the ceilings seem a good bit higher up than before.
Well, after that there was nothing to do but paint the walls in the living/
dining area, the entryway, and the hallway. The walls exterior to the
kitchen got Florentine Clay, the other living/dining and hall walls got
Butter Cookie (goes with Swiss Coffee), and the entryway got Honeywheart
(crackers for those that don't like butter cookies). Anyway, the results are
great. Here's a shot
toward the kitchen,
and one toward the left and the
entryway (the colors in
this are a bit darker - note the old carpet, though). Finally, the new carpet
was in last Thursday (Caesar Park - Brutus Beige - ultra-green by Mohawk) and
familiar view where
the wall colors are pretty close, the ceiling is definitely not bluish as in
this shot. Looking a bit closer, the ceiling
still isn't really
bluish. Finally, we got a few things moved back into place for
for this shot.
Looking off in some other directions, here we are looking
toward the entryway and hall
just after the carpet has been installed. Here is one looking back in the
other direction toward
the dining area. Then to get a better idea of the Honeywheat, here is the
entryway - the color is
pretty accurate, and I also painted the doors and woodwork Swiss Coffee.
Finally, I tried to get a shot of the carpet, but I couldn't get the color
to come out quite right. Nonetheless, the color is not too far off in the
light parts of this
picture, although it looks a bit pinkish to me, which it is not.
(Oh yah, Washington's birthday today)