Okay! So this whole “design blogging ” thing has me so excited! So let’s get to my official first blog post as The Youthful Home!
Since purchasing our home, we’ve tackled a handful of projects. And assuredly, will continue to do so. The list never seems to end haha. But, I wanted to share with you all the initial updates we made to the house before we moved in!!
For starters, huge thank you to my dad and Billy’s dad, and his brother for all their help! We couldn’t have done it without them.
Popcorn Ceiling Removal
Literally the day after we bought the house, Billy started removing the popcorn ceiling. He simply sprayed the ceiling with water and then scraped away! (Note: Some homes have asbestos in their popcorn ceilings and must be removed by professionals.) I was so impressed he knew how to do that! Removing the popcorn ceiling really brightened the rooms.
We hired someone to texture the ceilings and it turned out so nicely! Really updated the home.
Okay, if you’ve ever tried to choose a white paint color, you know how confusing this can be. There are SO MANY WHITES. Like, what?! Each shade has a slightly different hue. My greatest concern was choosing a white that would come off cold. Well, somehow I picked the most beautiful warm, milky white on the first try! It’s called “Whisper White” by Behr. Amazing you guys. We had Sherwin Williams color match it because we have a connection there thanks to a kind friend. 🙂
For the ceiling, we just did the standard ceiling white and it turned out great! Love the subtle contrast between the ceiling and the walls
Billy and his dad used a paint sprayer to paint everything. This made the process so much faster.
Billy ripped up all the nasty, stained carpet. It was in terrible condition. Like, you wouldn’t want to walk on it barefoot. lol. Which is kind of important in a home.
Then, we hired someone to install our Coretec Luxury Vinyl Planks. They are 100% waterproof, which is really important for Florida humidity. We chose medium, warm brown with neutral undertones. I really like how wide the planks are and how much it looks like real wood!
Now, all the hard labor is complete and we’re moved in and making it home! We are taking it one project at at time. I can’t wait to take ya’ll along for the ride.