Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What in the world?!?!

Okay, I really looked forward to Brad's family coming out because his Aunt Olivia was going to get me some new window treatments. Our window treatments were pretty hideous. She is a master seamstress and was going to make me some handmade gorgeous ones. I was pretty excited. But she stepped in the house, and after gagging at the sight of my wallpaper said that there was no way we could make window coverings without having the color scheme right. I said that we were painting in the fall and had no idea what the color scheme was going to be. Well, that did it. Nothing was going to be done until we picked out colors and had the walls painted. There you have it folks. I am ripping down the much hated wall paper. I can't even tell you how much better it looks! We started this morning, ripped wallpaper ALL DAY LONG and now the entire first level is stripped. Okay, we haven't touched the kitchen yet, but the living and dining room, front entry, and hall up to the bedroom level. Can you say OUCH?! I hurt. My hands hurt, my neck hurts, my shoulders hurt, my legs and feet hurt, I just hurt. But I'm happy. No more ugly wallpaper!!!

Having said all of this, I'm checking out of the blogging world for a while. We have so much we are trying to get done, and I'm going have extremely limited computer time. I really have to get it done before they leave or I will be stuck doing it by myself because Brad will be back at work. Therefore, I'm in work horse mode and not taking many breaks. Rest assured, I'm taking plenty of pictures so you can see the hideous before and the (hopefully) lovely after. I'll keep ya'll posted! See you in a week!

8 chocolate lovers:

valgae said...

good luck girlie!! sounds like fun to me, i love doing projects like that. i'm sure it'll be fabulous!!

Croft Family said...

Don't you love that Aunt Olivia is so willing to help. She helped my mom get her house back in order and it looks fabulous. Who is all there? Is is just Uncle Kurt and Aunt Olivia?

Jill said...

How fun! I'm excited for you! My house is a new home with our paint! :o) What colors did you choose?? I can't wait to see it!!!

Raina said...

That will be exciting when it is all done! I hope your hands feel better!
That is one reason I like living in new houses. But I told Dale the next house we are going with used due to expenses. I hate putting in backyards, blinds, garage door openers, ceiling fans, and getting appliances that match. Way too expensive! We did that twice in a year period of time. So I want a house that is a couple of years old, that has it all done. Plus a pool!
Can't wait for pictures!

Victoria :) said...

Yeah! Love home improvement projects! Look forward to seeing the before and after pics! What a great Aunt by the way!

Debbie said...

So looking forward to those before/after pictures. I LOVE home makeovers. Have fun!

Mostess Mommy said...

I hear ya! I started painting the hallway yesterday, and ended up doing the hallway, Quinton's room and my bedroom! Boy, I am sore!

I hope you love it in the end!!!!

Natalie said...

Yay! New paint/wallpaper removal is such a huge chore but so worth it in the end. You are the most awesome woman I know. Thanks so much for letting use your space and for being a great friend. I can't wait to see the pictures of your new rooms! :)