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Our Family

Monday, May 17, 2010

When Daddy's Away

So what does a pregnant lady with 3 little kids do when her husband goes out of town for a week?Tear down the wallpaper of course.

I've been wondering for the last two years what was underneath the painted-over wallpaper. So I decided to take a peek. And this is what it turned into. I found out there was not only wall paper, but also a border, at least 3 layers of paint, and a chair rail that had been put on and then painted over as well. What a mess!Talmage decided to use his sword or his knife to help get it off the walls.
Avri is perfect at demolition (or destruction of any kind, for that matter) and so this was something that she really enjoyed. When we left to go play at a friend's house she said "And when we get back can we do more wallpaper?" So even though it was kind of a crazy thing to start doing, it worked out well because the kids were busy for about 3 days, and having fun doing it! We are actually working on remodeling/redecorating all of the bedrooms, but the girls' room is first. It's getting close to being done. Talmage has been begging to have his room done next. So our room may just look like this big mess for a while. But at least we are moving in the right direction!

5 comments:

argylesocks said...

Your kids are so cute and getting so big.

amyrose said...

Tearing wallpaper is a chore! Good thing you have such good helpers.

anoyce said...

I saw on facebook that Kendall kept talking about the "pink room." I'm assuming that is the girls' room. I can't wait to see more photos of the end product!

P.S. You should post a prego picture sometime...

Chaoyi said...

wow, you've are a brave woman - that looks like a job NOT for the faint of heart. But I can see how you are gonna make your wall so cute.

Sunny said...

I love the fact that you still have pictures on the wall as the wallpaper comes down. It shows just how spur of the moment and spontaneous this demolition really was. You are a brave woman. Or maybe it's just curiosity. :)