We’ve been wallpapering …
It started with a bit of flaking plaster and cracked paint around the window. Something needs to be done at Grandma’s house. That was the general consensus. Deciding on an economical, yet pleasing solution took a bit of thinking.
And then one day when the the three of us were shopping at a flea market, mom spotted bins of wallpaper for next to nothing. Miraculously — and I do mean miraculously — we all agreed that it was perfect. It’s a soft red with a creamed floral pattern. Perfect with the lighter-toned woodwork and kitchen cabinets.
As for the once upon a time water damaged wall … beadboard. It covered the mess quickly and no one had to sand or scrape or patch or make a plaster mess.One wall easily fixed.
My mom and sister worked on this wall with its tiny corners and silly spaces while I papered the big wall to the right. Trust me, I had the easier job. My paper required cutting around a thermostat and an outlet. Theirs? You can see for yourself.
Our biggest dilemma (aside from a heated argument about curtains) was whether or not to replace the light switches. Grandma loved her apples and they were everywhere, including the switch covers. In the end, mom decided to replace them. And I’m glad.
Besides … now the whole room looks like a big, juicy apple!
And wait until you see the piece of furniture we picked up for that big wall I was telling you about! We plan to frame some black and white photos of days gone by and hang on the wall. Stay tuned for updates!
Oh … you may be wondering: “If your grandma is gone and no one lives there, why are you wallpapering the kitchen?”
To be honest, we don’t know. It’s just that it’s a part of this farm, it’s a place that we all love and it deserves some love every once in awhile, too!
P.S. I apologize for the quality of my cell phone photos!