April 10, 2008


“Got any plans to finish these walls?”

She’s so demanding.

Seriously, this is never going to get done. Did you know that I’m going to have to move the refrigerator to take off that wallpaper? And if I’m going to move the fridge once, I might as well paint when the paper’s gone. And if I’m going to paint, I should have a color picked out. This would all require a plan of some sort, and that ain’t happening.

My apologies for Cricket starring in so many photos, but as you know – Lloyd doesn’t move around much.   Any questions about our junky kitchen?

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10 Responses to “Ummm…”

  1. Beth Said on:

    Heh. I hope you include in your redecorating plans a shelf around the entire top of the kitchen for Cricket’s feline enjoyment.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Did you used to have a curtain on that window? It looks strange to me for some reason.


  3. Deborah Said on:

    I love your open cabinet system!


  4. Meredith Said on:

    Removing wallpaper is one of the worst jobs ever. I won’t wallpaper my walls just for the fact that someday it will have to come off!


    • Kristi Said on:

      We just removed 2 layers of wallpaper from my in-law’s bathroom. We discovered that wallpapering covers a multitude of mistakes. Here’s my helpful wallpaper removal tip: Put Downy into a spray bottle, along with some water and spray away. The wallpaper bubbles, and Voila! easy wallpaper removal. Yes, even double layers of the stuff.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I still say “Way to go” for even starting the project.

    But why is there Siran Wrap hanging from the wall?


    • Lauren Said on:

      I thought the plastic wrap would be a good decorating start -- perhaps swatches of foil and waxed paper scattered about with a Tupperware lid border.

      Nah, it’s there to keep the paper wet. I use a water mixture (much like Kristi’s great suggestion), cover it with plastic wrap and come back to scrape it later (if I remember). It’s not as effective when I forget about it for a couple of days.


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