Monday, February 28, 2011

A Closer Look

Here is a close-up of that wallpaper in the stairwell.
It was installed in the late 70s, as was the carpet:Sometimes I need a reminder of how far we have come in our remodeling. (I refused to walk on this carpet barefoot.)Can you see why wallpaper scares me?

7 comments:

maren said...

Oh! My! I can definitely see why. I've got remnants of the paper that was here years ago...similar color scheme with the golds and greens! All these home decor blogs make me wonder just how long well be saying the same thing about the shabby chic decor these days... :)

Jeremy and Sabrina said...

Maybe it will come back in style...

heather said...

OH MY! The close up scares me too. :) :)

Grandma Ruby said...

Looks like you're facing your fears today! That scenic paper reminds me of the livingroom of my childhood. Grandma G. loved to hang wallpaper and I actually have some very fond memories of her projects!

Jodi said...

I'm sorry...what's wrong with that toille? All it needs is a little love, Joyce! It is getting no such thing by that wood panelling. Looks to me like that wood panelling needs a little painty painty. :)

Cottonista said...

You know, I almost had the same revelation, Jodi! When it's time for the big redo, we'll definitely pull the carpet and paint the paneling. The wallpaper might actually look great then. Originally I was planning on framing a piece of it.

Kim said...

Hi Joyce, Just wanted to say hello and let you know I stumbled across your blog in the fall and it inspired me to start one for my family (thanks!)...and I am missing reading about you and your brood. Hope you'll choose to post again soon. Here's our blog link: http://www.loveandotherwonders.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the inspiration! Warmly, Kim