Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Decorator Envy

One of my colleagues is renovating a rustic cabin so that there will be running water and a bathroom (!), which has emboldened me to tackle a home project of our own. Getting rid of the wallpaper in our kitchen! Or at least hiring someone to do it.

The Original Owners were very thorough. There's wallpaper around every bit of wall bordering the many cabinets, so there's a lot of it, but I trust that they did it professionally. Hopefully there won't be surprises underneath.

If that dude can build a bathroom, surely I can get our kitchen painted.

I am lacking some kind of decorator gene. I look at Heather Armstrong's lovely home interiors and admire.

And then I click over to Catalog Living, where the blogger re-captions arty catalog illustrations with hilarious results. Check it out.

P.S. We got an email update from school explaining the peanut butter flyer. It is indeed for a "Feeding America" project.


mayberry said...

Catalog Living is HILAR!! Good luck with your wallpaper.

Bob said...


No wonder e-books were invented.

Magpie said...

I hate the wallpaper in my kitchen. Come to my house when you're done.

Anonymous said...

The previous owners just painted over the wallpaper in my kitchen. And they re-wallpapered a room upstairs without priming it.

Wallpaper is my nemesis.

Cold Spaghetti said...

We have post-traumatic stress from past wall-paper removal experiences. So much so, that we can never use wall-paper again. It gives me the shakes just thinking about it...