Life is comprised of many, many small and large projects for us right now. They all fall under the major headings of "homeownership" and "parenting" really though. First for the "home" projects.
These curtains in the living and dining just had to go. Tried Craigslist to get some money out of them--but had no takers.
On to The Wallpaper. This house was and is covered in Wallpaper. All over. Layers of wallpaper, as you can see from the above photo. We peel off one layer, and there is an even more hideous one and so on and so forth. They have even painted over wallpaper in one room and textured over it in another. The two kid's rooms are where we started peeling. We were eager to get the paper off, paint the rooms the colors we like and finally move in all the kids' stuff.
We first tried chemicals and hot water to peel it off. That was beyond painful. Next, Tadd's boss loaned us a steamer--MUCH easier. Peeling the wallpaper has revealed another problem unfortunately...no texture on the walls beneath the wall paper. They even wrote "no texture" on the wall to make sure the contractors didn't put any there 25 years ago when they built the house. Now we are faced with a.) trying to dig up the money to pay someone to texture for us, b.) attempting to texture ourselves, c.) leaving the walls bare and ugly and just moving on with life until a much later date.
And furniture refinishing. This delightful china hutch that I found on Craigslist is in the middle of its transformation. Not shown are a child's dresser that will be painted for either Ezra or Caroline to use and a set of bunk bed frames that my parents gave me. There are still many boxes to be unpacked, organized and put away. Many of these boxes can't be put away until other projects are finished....like the kids' rooms renovations and the hutch refinishing.
I figured that the easiest way to pretty up the yard was to put in some bulbs. We aren't able to focus on the landscaping the way we'd like to yet, so this will prettify things come spring, at least.
So--any of you who love projects and are out of your own--feel free to come work on ours! Haha, just kidding. I suppose that taking on one thing at a time would be a lot easier and more fun. But where's the challenge in that????
On to the parenting projects.
Project number one and his "Gun Show":
Project One and Project Two:
Airing our dirty laundry.
If you don't hear from me for a while, I might be buried under one or more of these projects...