Sometimes there are just things a girl has to change in her life. It always used to be rearranging my furniture until the cable company limited our access to the cable hookup. (I still grit my teeth when I think about that stupid man walking across my carpet with muddy boots and not apologizing for it.)
This time it does not involve moving anything. Not really anyway.
It's the wallpaper in my kitchen and dining room. I'm tired of this look. It will be 10 years exactly next month. My grandma came over for 2 weekends and helped my paper this area of my house. I tried to convince myself it has sentimental value. Truthfully? That's not it. I just really like this wallpaper. It was my first major purchase after divorcing my husband and wanting to make my home, my home. A friend of my used the same paper in another room in her house and when I saw it, I knew I had to copy her. So I did.
Here's the problem. 10 years ago when I went to strip the old wallpaper down, I found several other layers. Then underneath all that, I found panelling in my dining room. YUCK!! That was my ultimate decision to wallpaper instead of paint. I've been reading up on painting over wallpaper. Mulling all of this over has been quite the ordeal. I know I'm in it by myself as I have no one to help me. Hubby says he will. I know him. He won't. Never trust a man who says "my word is good". He's lying. I will make him and me both absolutely miserable during this time. But, I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and attack it head on. Possibly starting as early as next weekend if not sooner.
My chicken and rooster collection will be down to the bare minimum. I love them, but I'm growing tired of looking at them. Plus I think the new paint will showcase my hubby's antique buffet. The older I get the more I love the meaning of "SIMPLIFY". With that in mind I will show you an area I would like to showcase that particular word once this process is complete. Bare with me. The smoke is starting to fade...