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To Paint Or Not To Paint Wallpaper And Our Guest Bathroom Reveal

To Paint Or Not To Paint Wallpaper And Our Guest Bathroom Reveal

To paint or not to paint the subway tile wallpaper was a question I posed recently, and you responded!

Thank you to everyone that gave an opinion. I love hearing what you are thinking.

My Mom had a suggestion to paint a leftover piece of wallpaper to help visualize what it would look like.  (smart lady, right!?)

I used a very, very, minimal amount of paint on my roller and gently applied it. I liked the look, but also knew that I would have to use something besides the roller to reach the edges of the paper.

A brush or anything besides a roller would not give me the uniform look I wanted.

Most of you responded that you liked the unpainted paper better anyway, so, win-win.

And now the only thing left is to share with you the before and after pictures of our newly decorated guest bathroom.



You may have caught a glimpse of the toilet room from the pictures above and the fact that it is still red.

Wade loved the Tony Taupe color so much that he said he would paint the room!

Keeper. 🙂



A Good Day For Shiplap Wallpaper Repair

A Good Day For Shiplap Wallpaper Repair

Today was a good day. I rate my days in terms of “things I need to do vs. things that got done.”

And today I checked off the removal of this mistake, which has been on the list for months.

The Merry Christmas saying was looking so festive until the season was over and it was time to move on. That is when I realized I had screwed up…big time. These jelly letters had left a stain on my wallpaper. (I hid most of it behind this wall art.)

Not happy.  🙁

I tried everything to get the stain off, and I even used some reader suggestions, but nothing worked.  From this point I considered removing the wallpaper, repainting the wall or even hammering up some actual shiplap.

And then the skies opened and the angels sang. I found the leftover roll of wallpaper that I didn’t even know I had kept!

So today, I used my fabric cutting edges and a utility knife to remove the stained section of wallpaper.

Then, using the same tools, I measured and cut the new piece of wallpaper and applied it to the wall.

If you look really close, it is not a perfect match. But if I don’t tell anyone, no one will know where to look. 🙂

I hope your day was also good and stain free.


Jumping Onto The Plank Wall Bandwagon

Jumping Onto The Plank Wall Bandwagon

I am not a morning person.

To get myself going in the morning before 7am is to me like fingernails on a chalkboard to others. Painful.

Every morning after exhausting every possibility that I could fall back asleep, I throw my feet out of bed onto the floor and grunt that it is morning. From there I zombie walk to the kitchen, get my Mt. Dew out of the refrigerator, grab a  granola bar, fire up my phone and start reviewing emails, Etsy orders and check my favorite blogs.

Like the Groundhogs Day movie, this same thing happens every morning. Thank goodness my son is at school and my husband is already deep into his day of work.

Don’t look at me. Don’t talk to me.

Wait until I have had at least 3 sips of my morning Mt. Dew.

Once that jolt of caffeine kicks in I am ready to go. Happy as a clam and looking forward to the day.

Yesterday morning while sitting here, working on that third sip,

I decided that today was the day to re-decorate something. I had been itching to do something around the house and it was staring me right in the face.

This wall needed a makeover.

I went to my body pump class and afterwards to Home Depot, Joann Fabrics and finally Menards before I found what I was looking for.

I had painted and wallpapered our bedroom last summer with a faux brick effect.

The paper is very thick and forgiving of any nicks or nail holes that might be in your wall and very easy to hang. The instructions are included with the paper or you can find a ton of You Tube tutorials if you are new to wallpapering.

This is the brand I used.

The reason I had to go to 3 different stores is because these styles are being replaced. That was good news for me. Each roll, and I needed two, was on sale for $19.99. (Originally $60 a piece) 🙂

I have been wanting to jump onto the Plank Wall bandwagon, but I hesitated because I like to change my décor often and I didn’t want all of those nail holes in my wall.

Next best thing, wallpaper.

I cleared everything off of the wall, pulled the chair, the Christmas Tree and dresser away from the wall and began with a clean slate.

Here’s a reality shot of the not so pretty middle part of a project.

But when everything is put back together…..a choir of angels sing!

The obligatory before and after.

Are you with me? Blank or Plank?

See you Friday,