Last week’s project (that has ventured in to this week. So thrilled. Where is the sarcasm font?!) was getting the wallpaper out of the main floor bathroom. Yes, the bathroom we want to completely rearrange. This one. We still haven’t won the lotto, so we’re making it work for now. In all reality it functions just fine, but that wallpaper is just TOO much. So off it goes.
I asked our sweet neighbor, Emily, what she had recommended because it sounds like she’s taken down her share of wallpaper.. she had some good pointers, and suggested some booze to help. Great. Armed with a steamer, Downy, good tunes, and a wallpaper scorer I got to work.
Turns out Emily was right. What a disaster! Some spots came right off, others are stuck. I’ve heard more than once that putting it up is worse. Safe to say that I will probably never hang wallpaper then. Whoa. So now I’m mostly writing this as a reason to not get re-started. On such gorgeous days it’s tough to convince myself to spend it in a window-less room, but I promised myself this would be done before I started work. So scrape I must!
In better news, we’ve made our very first midcentury modern furniture purchase! Oh, the power of social media! I was scrolling through the old book of faces and saw a friend post that he’d found a dresser set that didn’t fit as well as he’d hoped in his house. Because of my social media prowess we got in touch pretty quickly and went to check them out last night! They measured to fit perfectly in our bedroom, and they’re in great shape, so they’re now ours! They’re just the right, kind of quirky style.. down to the original Formica laminate top on the smaller of the two. Does it match the rest? Not really.. Do we care? Not really… We’ve walked straight in to another topic of study, though. In addition to not knowing a thing about gardening we also know nothing about furniture. Everything we own we’ve walked in to Ikea or Art Van, said “that would look good” and bought it.. and the figured out how to maneuver it in the house. Midcentury modern style furniture is a totally different beast BUT the skimming we did last night was definitely interesting, so we’ll keep on learning as we go!
Have a great week, friends!