It's been a full week since I posted, but not because I haven't been busy. Shortly after my last post, my mom arrived for a visit, and I took her up on her offer to help me with a project while she was here. So, the horrible 25 year old wallpaper in the bedroom is GONE, and in its place are luxurious new walls in warm mocha and firebrick shades, to match a new set of bed linens in an exciting, Moroccan color scheme.
Sometimes it takes me years to build up a head of steam for a project like this, but when I get going, I am at high risk for missing sleep, meals, and personal hygiene to get it done. Which, by the way, provides some challenges when guests are in the house, but family is thankfully forgiving of those infractions.
But I gotta give my mom a ton of credit for hanging in there with the long hours, the up and down the step stool for painting near the ceiling, and the dinners that begin near 9pm after a frantic rush to the grocery store for ingredients. You're the best!
I wish I had taken some "before" shots to document the dramatic transformation, but I didn't. I did get this great shot of my mom armed with the wallpaper steamer, however. Some of the lovely elegance of the former wall treatment is evident in this image.
Today is my birthday, and we will celebrate it by putting a final coat of paint on the accent wall, cleaning the carpets, doing touch ups, and bringing the furniture back in from the deck before the big storm arrives tonight. I can't think of a nicer way to spend it. Thanks mom.