I kind of can't believe a month has gone by since I last posted. For me, when things get busy the blog is the first thing to go. I hate that it happens and I think about my poor blog when I neglect it but that is just the way it is for me. I don't think I'm destined to be a "big" blogger about home renovations, or fashion, or mommy stuff, as cool as that would be and as much as I would love making money from my blog (who wouldn't) I just don't think it's in the cards for me. This is just a fun place for me to share what is going on in our lives and I love so much that I am able to keep up with friends literally all across the world through theirs as well. I think it is a beautiful gift to be connected through blogging and I'm thankful that technology can offer that in a positive way these days.
On September 1st Adam left for 10 days to go to Romania. During that time I got to spend a couple of days with 4 kids whose parents were with Adam. Then I went to Mooresville for a long weekend and made a secret trip to Ikea and surprised Adam with the Expedit bookshelf and desk. It was lots of fun sneaking around and a beast to build. It is sitting in this room that I will get to in a minute. When he got back we had 2 days and then we left to go to Disney World, Universal Studios, and then a 5 night cruise with Adam's family for his parents 30th anniversary trip. This may sound a little familiar because last year we celebrated my parents 40th at Disney in November. It was fun to have back to back years of anniversaries and we're so thankful for generous parents who took us along to celebrate.
Random side note: Does anyone else wish that all your pictures from your
phone, camera, or wherever could just magically end up in a folder on
your computer without you having to do anything? I mean surely someone
can think of that! c'mon people! Adam and I both take a lot of
pictures with our phones so it is just a pain to get them both
downloaded on to the computer and folderized. It just seems so...
archaic for our day in age. First world problems I know. Although, does the cloud do this to an
extent? Might need to look into that...
Moral of the story I'll post about those when my pictures magically appear and folderize themselves ;) Until then, something that I do have pictures for that I've wanted to talk about for a while.
The paintsprayer experience!
Let's start with what this room looked liked and what it took to get it ready to be painted:
Boy did I get lucky with this one though. It was a vinyl wallpaper with paper backing. Meaning the vinyl layer peeled right off. Underneath was paper that when you wet it would scrape off easily. Woo Hoo! Halleluyer.
I started out using a fabric softener/water mix but found that straight up water was best for really soaking it. There was still a layer of glue underneath that I had to wash off but all in all it was a heck of a lot better than the foyer which was well, miserable. I did this all the way around the room and was left with bare walls! I also took down the chair railing that was underneath the wallpaper. It was hanging off in some places and it just didn't fit with this room or my vision so I ripped it off.
I'll be back with the paint spraying drama soon! Thanks for reading :)