I have decided to call our new house the "project" house. That way every time somone points out something we need to change, I can just say it's a project.
Funky arch windows? No problem, it's a project.
Ugly yellow siding? We can fix that... It's just a project
No grass in the yard? Yet another project.
I could keep going, but it is depressing me. Sigh... This list is really long!
However, one thing I could not excuse for later was the popcorn ceilings. GAG!
If you have ever considered scraping popcorn ceilings, I am here to tell you: GO FOR IT! This house had dirty, nasty, stained, ugly, outdated, foul ceilings. I could not stand it.
To scrape these off, you just have to get them wet (we used a garden pump spray bottle) and then scrape them with a long handle scraper.
This shows the difference in before and after in the living room. You can't really tell from pictures, but the room looked literally 2 feet taller in the areas where it had been scraped. It was a beautiful thing!
Scraped. Texture. Will. Go. EVERYWHERE.