So, a post I wrote on Saturday on Twitter got a lot of feedback so I will post it here as well.
To whoever created Popcorn Walls: Your Mother is a Whore.
Yep. That's how I felt all weekend, and my back agrees.
I would say it was worth it though...all for this.
You can't really tell from the before picture, but this wall is among the most intensely popcorned wall I have ever come across. Some of the texture protrudes half an inch from the wall. The beige also made the fireplace fade into the wall, which is sad as it's almost seven feet tall.
I was going to paint the entire formal living room because it was close to the top of my to-do list. The other walls were going to be more complicated, so I thought "I'll start on this wall so it will only take an hour or so."
8 hours later, and this bitch definitely needed a nice glass of Rosé.
I used a super thick napped roller (as you are supposed to use with textured walls) but ended up only rolling a two or three foot section at a time. Then, I had to go through and dab paint using a sponge brush to cover each individual popcorn. After two hours I'd only gotten a quarter of the way up the fireplace and I was about to lost my mind.
Climb up the ladder. Roll. Climb down the ladder. Grab the paint brush. Climb up the ladder. Dab, Dab, Dab, Dab. Climb down the ladder. Assess. Repeat.
TEXTS TO KENZ IN FRUSTRATION.
PICTURE MESSAGES TO EXPLAIN FRUSTRATION.
This was my Saturday. (Luckily, Sunday was better, I had a surprise visit from my parents- new shoes were involved. BOOTS WITH FRINGE)
Hours, upon hours later and the wall was totally worth it and super bitchin'.
We used the Seal color by Martha Stewart that we used in the bathroom, and we think it makes the fireplace pop right off the wall.
It will also look fantastic when we get to the foyer.
And it looks lovely when you look towards the family room.
Luckily my meticulousness made it so I didn't have to do a second coat- so there's some sanity... Did anyone else do a project that made them hate everything this weekend?