Monday, May 31, 2010
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Ran through the sprinkler.
Pondered the sprinkler.
Rolled chalk down the stairs.....listened to an awesome 6 year old reader.
And soaked in a beautiful Iowa summer day.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Now squirt the wallpaper. If it's the really old kind just squirt it right on and let it soak a couple minutes. If it's the shiny "modern" kind just try to grab an edge and tear some of the shiny off, then squirt.
Now scrape it off the wall like butter on a hot day.
Seriously, it comes off this easy...in sheets...practically sliding down the wall before you can get to it. This will change your life. ;-) And your house will smell great (choose your favorite scent of fabric softener)
Our entryway hall is now primed and ready for topcoat....photos coming soon!!
Progress marches on.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sorry for the crapola photo...I took a photo of a magazine page...I know, lazy. BUT....love the vent mantel, again.
The ceiling...need I say more? My beadboard will all run in the same direction though....alternating would give me the heeby geebies I think.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
LESSON #8: Borrow or steal the greatest Dad on earth who has lots of great ideas....and knows how to execute them, flawlessly.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
LAST TRAIN TO CRAZY TOWN....ALLLLLL ABOOOOARD! Toot toot. Okay, so you knoooow how I saaaaid the project might happen in a while. You knooooow, the kitchen project? Welllllllll. You were all so motivating. And I have a history of "wildhairedness disease". My husband still loves me...isn't he great.
Yesterday I was thinking about my $50 entryway remodel...do you remember? The room that is adjacent to that entry is this little hallway. Should be an easy remodel too, right? Maybe I'll start there and work toward the kitchen (the next adjacent space).
This is the view from the backdoor. See that dropped ceiling in that tiny hallway?
This is it close up.
Does your kitchen have three exits? Ours does....we're all about safety folks. ;-) The door on the left goes to the backdoor, the door in the middle goes up the back stairs and the door on the right goes to the dining room. Now you have the layout.
Well......yesterday I thought I'd peak at what was up above the hallway drop ceiling. I started with this little hole.
Then....I made the hole a little bigger and used my highly superior investigative tool (my camera)....and pushed it through the hole to take a photo....THIS IS WHAT I FOUND!!! Can't tell what that is? A perfect plastered ceiling above the drop. WOOHOO!!!
The next AWESOME discovery was that the frosting finish on the walls was OVER THE TOP OF 73 LAYERS OF WALLPAPER. That might sound like bad news to the rest of the sane world, but that means it peels right off.....it's not plastered on my pristine plaster walls.
When I say 73 layers I'm not kidding folks.....I seriously just gained us a half an inch of livable space in our home. Did you know wallpapering was usually part of the spring cleaning plan of gals in the era my home was built? They put up a new layer over the old every year.
LOOK AT THAT CEILING!!!! Down comes the rest this week. Updates to follow...if I don't drown in blown in insulation (dirty filthy blown in insulation) But it's worth it....my kitchen is going to be beautiful!!!!
The big dumpster is on it's way.