Today marks the beginning of my stay-cation (I totally ripped the word off from my friend Natalie…thanks Natalie!). And I decided that I want to do something I’ve been wanting to do since I’ve moved into my house: take down the wallpaper in the kitchen.
It isn’t “ugly” but here’s the thing – I hate wallpaper. It’s repetitive, loud and is only useful when playing Sims because it makes your darn Sims happy. It does not make me happy. And you can’t put holes in it. Because they stay there forever. That didn’t stop the previous owner though. Nope. We have wallpaper in a couple of other places in the house, but I can live with those. I cannot live with these green and maroon ivy leaves any longer. They must go.
Meet my kitchen.
It’s cute. It’s cozy [which is just another way of saying cramped]. It’s useful. But I hate the wallpaper. I really don’t like the honey oak cabinets either but that’s way too much commitment right now. Or the fact that there’s a laminent backsplash around the entire length of the cabinets. But again, too much commitment. So the plan for this week is to remove the wallpaper, spackle the areas I messed up and prime. And prime and prime and prime. Because I’ve realized there is zero primer under all this wallpaper. Dammit.
I hope this goes smoothly. I really really hope this goes quickly. I hope I don’t take out too many chunks of the wall. Because I really need this. I need solid color. I need my cabinets to look less “honey”. I’m so frickin needy today.
Oh – and Happy Birthday, Nicole! Hope the Hoosier Life is treating you well!