Sunday, February 22, 2009

Let the Fun Begin!

Remodel. Update. Modify. Whatever you want to call it, it all means the same...hard work! This weekend, Keith and I began the process of re-doing my house. We are still patiently waiting for so many of the balls that we have in the air to come to a resting place. We won't know where we will live until we get some answers to some very big questions. Our first choice is this house here in Asheville. But pending the outcome of the unresolved issues with Morgan's mom, we may have to live in Atlanta. Either way, my house could stand to be brought into this decade...I guess that would mean it actually needs to be brought into this century??? The house is ten years old and if I do say so, it doesn't look that old. One thing that does date it is the wallpaper. While I still like the wallpaper, I thought it might be nice to switch to painted walls. So you know what that means...yep, stripping the old wallpaper. Joy. Fun. UGH!!!!

Our first project is the master bath. I never knew how large this room was until we began taking down the paper. There are actually 18 different walls if you take every angle into account. As you can guess, it took us awhile.

I must confess, we actually had fun working together. It is so nice to have someone with whom you can enjoy doing the most mundane, un-fun things. Someone with whom you can slave away a weekend and still come out smiling. Keith truly is my superman. He has commited to working one weekend a month with me in hopes of completing several of our projects. We are secretly wishing the work will be for our enjoyment, but should we have to sell the house, we hope the changes will strengthen its appeal.

I haven't taken after pictures for several reasons. The number one being the unfinished walls are just plain ugly. So you get a peak at the before shots. This look is what I have known for a long time. But change is fun and I can't wait to see our finished product! I have yet to decide on my paint color. I guess I had better get on that. I have until next month's work day to decide so I think I can figure it out. I'm hoping to find a nice compliment to my master bedroom's "baby poop green". That was the label given by the painters when we were constructing the house. I guess the last laugh is on them. I have kept that color for 10 years and I have received numerous compliments. Guess folks are quiet fond of baby poop...I'm just sayin'.

By the way, check back in a few days. I have a little present I bought myself today that I cannot WAIT to share with you! I'm so excited I could pee my pants!!!

Hope you all have a marvelous Monday. And just so you know, my private parts are back to being quietly more screaming "I Hurt! I Need Attention! Don't EVER Do That To Me Again!"

***I've been experiencing issues with readers being unable to post comments. I think I've fixed the problem. I am soooo technically challenged...I'll just cross my fingers and hope for the best. Sorry for the snag!***


  1. I love the bathroom and the paper!!!! I can't wait the to see the afters!!! So glad that you are feeling better and I am anxious to see your reveal that you bought yourself!!!! Have a Marvelous Monday! I am off to see the plastic surgeon today to see how much damage they did to the lip and I am not looking forward to this!!!

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