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a blue lady

a blue lady

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Out of Africa

Once I saw the parlor in person again, I knew I could not embrace the Tiki, and just started in on scraping off that Africa inspired grasscloth--a truly filthy job, very time consuming, but it is working. We've got one wall done, know I have to go finish the other 3--exhausting.


The good rooms just need a bit of plaster repair and paint, the living room is in the best shape.


I think Grant Wood is going to win the paint battle in the dining room, I am going to leave the crown molding with his green paint and repaint the walls cream. I am going to use my blue paint in the kitchen instead, but the kitchen is a whole other problem.


The kitchen is awful. It really looks better in a photo than in person. The cupboards are homemade, not in a good way, and faced with linoleum. The picture window is the rooms only saving grace. I've picked out new white cabinets, just waiting to find out if I can afford them.


2 comments:

  1. Love those built ins in that room and the big windows. Stripping wallpaper is such a job, we just finished doing it in the kitchen, but the results will be priceless. Love it!! Thanks for sharing,
    Angela

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  2. Taking off that paper was really hard, but so worth it in the end

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