I have already told you I am kind of freaking out about being ready for the art show coming up in a few weeks. And I have shown a couple of new pieces that will be coming along with me to the event. You would think that I would spend every moment I can get in the studio, right?
WRONG... yesterday I decided to rip the wallpaper down in my kitchen. Thus earning the title of Professional Procrastinator.
I love love love our new house, but hate the kitchen. The kitchen is the only thing I can't stand about the house. It isn't horrible, but it is very dated and needs more work (in my opinion) than any other area of the house. I plan to spend the few weeks between my art show and Thanksgiving doing a remodel of it. Countertops are getting replaced, cabinets are getting painted, and the back splash is getting tiled.
First thing though... that wallpaper. Little green butterflies. As I scored and sprayed and peeled it off, I thought about the day that a woman flipped through a sampler catalog and saw the example of this in the pages. I imagined her heart skipping a beat and a grin coming to her face as she thought... "this is the one... little green butterflies..." Then I thought about how thankful I was that it was only one coat of wallpaper and how awesome it was that it came off in full sheets... NO SCRAPPING!! And another thing to be thankful for... it was only on two walls. The whole process took about two hours, including clean up!
The walls are prepped and almost ready for paint. A little sanding first, then some primer. But I promise, I am going to work on beads today. No, really, I am... all torch all day long. Seriously, I haven't even settled on a kitchen color yet.