Sorry for the lack of posts this last week…. but as I mentioned, I am flying solo….. and many moments I have felt like a chicken with it’s head cut off….. so sorry for the gruesome analogy….. but I do feel like I’ve lost my mind… brain…. head…. whatever.
Please, if you locate it, can you send it back to me?
While we were away visiting my parents my sweet husband got so much done in the house, which I have been meaning to share here. So, while he is away I have this grand plan to also get a lot done….. while caring for 4 children….. and homeschooling….. and doing all the house chores….. see, that’s where I am getting this head-less feeling……
Before I go on about what I’m doing, I’d like to show you what we came home to!
Before photo of the kitchen::
- 1970’s broken ice maker & dishwasher
- 1980’s linoleum, complete with holes & cracks
- 1970’s wallpaper
And so while we were out, Joe tore out all the old linoleum… removed the icky broken ice maker, put in a new dishwasher and laid down this beautiful tile…….
And as if that wasn’t enough, he also removed carpet, finished the flooring in the hallway and living room, painted the living room, removed the bifold doors and hung up new blinds.
So, not be outdone I have given myself a massive task list to complete during his absence. And I am not so happy to report that I have checked off one thing from the list.
REMOVE WALLPAPER FROM KITCHEN
Did you notice how Joe’s after pictures looked better?!?! I mean that is the general idea of home improvement, right? Well, the joy of removing wallpaper, aside from being covered in glorious icky sticky messiness, is that when you’re done, you can’t be sure that you actually made an improvement. And even better yet, you still get to sand, prime and paint those walls before it does look better!!
This weekend I am taking a break from the kitchen to do a minor temporary update on our lovely neon yellow bathroom.
(this photo previously blogged here)
Wish me luck!!