Being sick monopolized most of the week. That feeling of being able to do only that which was absolutely necessary was to say the least - limiting, if not disheartening.
By the time Friday rolled around I was not feeling as ill as I was feeling drained.
My whole body was limp.
I was dragging my sorry butt everywhere.
Saturday saw a day with no work, so I decided to dig into a project to make myself feel more productive.
It's been 13 years since I moved into my house and over that time all the rooms have seen at least two changes in paint colour.
All except the kitchen.
In the mid-80s my aunt had this really - what was then cool, is now gawdy - pineapple wallpaper put up. Saturday was the day. It was coming down. Or so I thought.
This was no ordinary wallpaper. This was vinyl over a paper backing. One could not simply "iron off" the paper with steam - else said vinyl would simply melt.
The solution? A lot of scraping!
I contemplated going with the fringe look...
...however, once clean the wall looked much, much better!
Testing some paint colours here...
The finished wall - or 1/4 wall. A VERY time consuming project! The colour is toasted grain - a light mocha. (hard to tell with the weird lighting)
I foresee this being an ongoing project, but it's been 13 years to break ground with it, so some progress is huge progress!
Definitely the "up" for the week!