This week is teacher development week at C’s daycare so the whole family is taking a break for the week. The need for a break has been evident as the two adults inthe family have been taking almost as many naps as the resident toddler. The Great Guy I Married is still recovering from jet lag after 12 action-packed days touring two different African nations. I’m suffering from husband-in-Africa induced exhaustion. The end result is that we’re all more than happy to be at home with all of usual responsibilities on hold for a few days.
One of my goals for this time off is to address one of the great sources of Ugly in the universe, namely the wall-paper in my kitchen. The eat-in dining area of the kitchen has a red and green plaid wall paper in it that is best described as looking like the Ghost of Christmas Blech slimed the walls.
Yep. That’s it. And it’s not just ugly. It’s inexpertly applied as well. So it’s ugly plaid that doesn’t line up.
I guess it must be part of some misguided attempt to make the kitchen look all country-homey-folksy or something because its cousin is this border around the top of the cooking area.
I know you’re just dying to come to a cozy brunch at my house now aren’t you?
But never fear! I have a plan for this kitchen! It involves this arsenal of wall-paper removal tools.
So, by the end of this week, I hope to strip the walls down to their natural, wall-paper-free state so that I can paint them a nice shade of blue. Like this.
See? Blue with the existing cream trim will be soooo much more conducive to sipping coffee quietly while slowly perusing the newspaper and contemplating thoughtful blog posts. Or for chasing a toddler wearing nothing but a diaper as he attempts to hide from me at bathtime. Whichever.
Stay tuned for updates from the War on Ugly all this week! Unless I decide to nap instead.