Sunday, November 6, 2016


So it seems I have having some difficulty winding down since my extra work is done.  I thought I would just relax and veg out for a few weeks.   It's been the opposite.  I have been just going nuts with project after project.   I cleaned the siding on the house, painted window frames, dug out all the flower beds and added new topsoil, purged and organized the garage and basement, reorganized the closets and drawers, rearranged my get the picture.   Ugh!!   I'm definitely in winter nesting mode.  I've been watching all those home improvement shows and getting the urge to do something to the house again.  One room I haven't really done anything to is the living room, where I spend most of my time.  So I used some of my extra pay to buy a new small electric fireplace for this room.   I think it will make it cozier.  Here's a pic, it should arrive in a week or two
I mentioned to a friend that I was contemplating re- doing the living room.  They convinced me to wait until after the holidays.  I didn't need another big project right now.    Well......I don't know what happened  this afternoon. I just lost my mind and started ripping off wallpaper.
So there is no turning back now!    So I have to ask you......what kind of IDIOT tears apart their only entertaining room a mere few weeks before the holidays??  Honestly I don't know what I was thinking.  Perhaps I was thinking I'm sick of looking at this drywall patch for the last 2 years
Yes, I said 2 years........sigh This wallpaper is a pain in the ass to even get the top paper layer off.  It won't come off in nice big strips, just little scraps.  I'll borrow my neighbors steamer on the weekend and finish.  Then I know I'll have to fix lots of sections of the walls before I can even apply the primer.    This was a really stupid idea.


  1. Oh my you have been busy! You will love your new living room once it's done

  2. You've had the house 2 years??? Where has the time gone?
    You have been productive. I wish I could say the same. I'm busy all the time and I don't have a day job {{grin}} and I feel like I am getting nowhere fast. Being gone for 3 1/2 weeks didn't help.
    Steaming wallpaper off is the pits!!! When done it will be amazing I'm sure. Good luck to you.
    Hugs :)

  3. Wow, two years already?? I would totally do the wall paper too. I know that if I am going to have to sit and stare, I want it done. Ron wants to paint the rest of the house next weekend. With Thanksgiving just around the corner. I know I shouldn't but Oh well, so I totally understand. I love your little fireplace. What a nice addition it will be. I was thinking about you and wondering what you were doing. Thanks for the update.

  4. Please send me some of your energy and drive.

  5. energy sounds wonderful...all I have are ideas...I've been reading about painting over wallpaper...some special paint to hide the seems...would love to do it in my kitchen...and where is Abby??? hmm... you take all this time off from blogging and no pics of the girl...LOL...can't believe it's been two years...same for me

  6. Busy as a bee Kim. I love the fireplace, we have one and I adore it. Hard to believe it's been 2 years already, wow!!! Blessings Francine.

  7. It's not stupid! You'll love it when it's done and even more so because of the hard work that went into it. Like I've said every time I start a new "project"..there's no such thing as an easy project! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  8. It is going to feel amazing when you do finally sit down! Then the hooking will commence!

  9. Removing wallpaper is the worst! You'll be motivated to get it done before the holidays and it will look great when it's done with your cozy fireplace!