First Time Homebuyer Tip: DIY Drywall – Don’t Do It!

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Hanging drywall is as enjoyable as a root canal. When we first moved into our house there was a giant black mold stain on the living room ceiling. I don’t know what was more horrifying. The realization that I was, at that very moment, breathing in toxins or the idea that something straight from a horror movie may pop out of it as soon as darkness fell. About half way through tear down I started wondering just how bad living with black mold could be. Long story short? We ended up getting half way through the project and calling in the professionals. Hanging and finishing drywall is not for the faint of heart – or first time homeowners. 

I still find myself wishing we had gone with another material. It would have saved us much time and a surprise dent in our renovation budget. In fact,  we had considered other materials but the options at our local home improvement store looked cheap or were incredibly expensive. I really wish we had known about Armstrong Residential Ceilings. It would have saved us so much hassle! Plus, it would have offered a better array of options.

They offer a wide selection of affordable, decorative ceiling styles that fit a range of budgets and décors. If you’re looking for a major over haul – like us- or you just need a facelift check out Armstrong Residential Ceilings’ “Style Is Looking Up” Giveaway.


Now through March 15th, you can enter for a chance to win a $2,500 room makeover grand prize. Not only does it include an Armstrong ceiling and installation credit you will also get a $1,000 Lowe’s gift card!  Additionally, each week through March 15th, Armstrong Residential Ceilings will select a winner to receive a $50 Lowe’s gift card. Enter for a chance to win by visiting the ArmstrongResidential Ceilings Facebook page.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Armstrong Residential Ceilings. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

3 thoughts on “First Time Homebuyer Tip: DIY Drywall – Don’t Do It!”

  1. Hubby did drywall of two rooms in our home, I think if you know what you are doing, you can tackle any project. But understand what you are saying, not everybody can do it! It was much better when we hired somebody to do it.


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