This post was sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central; all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
I love popcorn. I also love icicles, but I don’t love them on my ceiling. Who’s with me?
I’ve both lived-in, and visited, a lot of homes in my lifetime, and when I see a popcorn ceiling I a.) shudder, then b.) wonder why or how anyone ever thought that looked good (it reminds me of asbestos, seriously), and c.) wonder how bad the drywall job really is underneath all of that spackle. Yuck! Have you ever tried to paint a textured ceiling? Not fun, not fun at all. I once helped a friend try to remove a popcorn ceiling in her home — never again, my friends, never again. It’s been over 10 years and I’m pretty sure I still have some spackle bits in my eye.
Since buying our home in June, I’ve shared some of my decorating, but we’ve only recently begun making the home our own by adding finishing touches, such as painting rooms to give them personality (other than the neutral paint the house came with). A couple things have stood out, as we go room to room. First, the entire house features the original hardwood floors except the living room and my son’s bedroom. Hmmm. At some point we’ll lift the carpet to check out what’s underneath, but I suspect the floors are in bad condition if the developer chose to carpet them. The other thing is that most areas of the house have smooth, drywall ceilings, but some have a textured stucco finish. Another hmmm. Again, how bad was the drywall job that they felt the need to cover some rooms with a textured spackle? I don’t suspect we’ll try to do anything with them soon, as we have other projects taking priority, but when we do, I have the answer: Armstrong Ceilings.
The great news, my popcorn-ceilinged-friends, is that Armstrong Ceilings are designed to help homeowners easily (emphasis on easily) cover unsightly textured ceilings. No hassle, no need to redo the drywall. Armstrong Ceilings Easy Up installation tracks are self-explanatory, making it easy to transform your room with their panels. Better still, Armstrong Ceilings Country Classic Planks (and Easy Up installation tracks) are available at Lowe’s across the country. Look for this endcap, with everything you need for installation:
If you are unable to locate Armstrong Ceilings planks at your local Lowe’s, don’t fret! Lowe’s offers Special Order Express, allowing you to order the materials you need and receive them in 7 days or less. I know how important that time frame is because when I decide on a home project, I want to get started as soon as possible (so that my burst of “inspiration” doesn’t leave me).
If you’re ready to say goodbye to the popcorn, and learn more about how you can easily transform your room with Armstrong Ceilings, you can visit them HERE. Need a little design inspiration? Follow Armstrong Ceilings on Facebook and Twitter.