I have lost count of the number of days I've been working on the ceilings. Really, not only the ceilings, but also walls and trim. My goal was to completely remove all the popcorn texture from our ceilings. I'm very close to accomplishing that goal: just two rooms to go.
Both of those rooms, the living room and the dining room, will be difficult to prep, so I'm putting it off as long as I can. I have to get myself mentally prepared!
In the living room, I will need to box up all 800-plus books in these bookcases. I don't look forward to it.In the dining room, I will need to box up all the fragile goodies in this china cabinet:After scraping all the popcorn off, I have had to patch and sand the poorly taped drywall underneath, then prime and paint. I have completed all that in the master bedroom, bath and closet, the hallway and linen closet, and the little back hall.When the ceilings are done, I get to treat myself to painting the walls in fresh, new paint. I went ahead and got the hall and linen closet painted because the linens were getting in my way on the floor. Now they are back home in the closet (minus the door). Picture-rehanging in the hall still to come.
I also plan to repaint the family room and kitchen walls and ceilings. They are looking dingy, even though the ceiling popcorn was scraped off some years ago. As I have little dribbles of ceiling paint left over in the paint tray, I use it up on the family room ceiling. It's looking quite patchy right now.
Meanwhile, I'm experimenting with new paint colors.