January 3, 2008

Journal, Lauren

January 4th – Happy Baptismal Birthday to me!

Tonight was the beginning of what will surely be a months-long, if not years-long, project. I’m ditching the kitchen grapes. If you’ll recall, the border in the dining room had grapes on it, and that theme continued to the kitchen. I was alright with it for eleven years, but it’s time for a change. I’m not sure what the change will be, so feel free to suggest something!


The things up there were so very, very filthy that I was too ashamed to take pictures of them. See that brown-ish glass in the middle? It’s supposed to be sparkling crystal. Everything’s covered in dust and sticky, greasy residue. I’ve said it before – I burn food. Greasy, greasy food. I tried my best to wash those things tonight, and now I can’t get the sticky off my hands. *jibblie*

Here’s tonight’s progress. I’m just doing this much at a time. Think of the movie the pictures will make!

Stupid wallpaper.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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11 Responses to “Committed”

  1. Karla Said on:

    I don’t have a suggestion for a change. I just wanted to say “Woohoo! First one!” 😀


  2. Brad Said on:

    Maybe you could do a different fruit on each wall. Or you could switch it up a little and do a vegetable.


  3. Michele Said on:

    Do you have any hunters in the family? You could fill the space with items from the taxidermist! They look OK a little dirty!


    • Beth Said on:

      I have a lovely racoon skull I could contribute…and I used to have a great skinned and stuffed white mouse…but I think our parent’s former cat Lucy got a hold of it…
      Brad could probably hook you up with a couple rabbits and a rat or two.

      Regardless -- great idea, Michele!


    • Michele Said on:

      Then you could also put up a little plaque that says, “Complain about my cooking and you’ll end up here!”


  4. Jill Said on:

    My suggestion would be to paint the space above the cabinets a rich, dark color so your cabinets stand out. It could be somthing that would tie in the dining room and kitchen. Maybe the same color of your stenciling could go above the cabinets??


  5. Beth Said on:

    Or you could paint it a lovely greasy dust color. Problem solved.


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