Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Colonial Home Tour - Part One

Hey there, welcome back!!  Talk about home redo's, oh my!  Maybe you can help me with mine!  I'll give you a quick tour and show you what I mean:

My Colonial style home was built in 1963. 

John F. Kennedy was president!! The Beatles released "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" in 1963, and the cost of a new car was $3000!  Alot of updating has been done to my home and by the time we bought it, it was a grand older matron.  That was 7 years ago.  I love the charm of this house but it keeps me busy!  Home redecorating blogs have replaced TV for me. Since we moved in, we have redone the master bathroom,

refinished the hard wood floors, 

tiled the kitchen and entry.... 

and repainted almost the whole interior. There is still so much more I want to do!  And I need help!!  

So here is what I am I have been reading many of the blogs and comments over the last few months, I have come to realize just how talented YOU are!  Your ideas have inspired so many of my projects! You all are GUUUD!  

I am stumped in one major, important space, though - my kitchen. 

My first huge faux pas was painting over the existing wallpaper when we moved in.  I could not look at those periwinkle ducks one more day :} ~ I was too busy unpacking to strip the paper, so on went the paint.  Now....I must find a way to not only strip the paper, but the paint over!!  And what will the condition of the walls be afterwards?  ...sigh...

So, has anyone ever tried to strip painted, wallpapered walls before?  Maybe I should just paper OVER them again?  Like with beadboard wallpaper maybe?  That would sure play into the "colonial" theme here!  Let me know what you think.

By the are some of my fav bloggers.  Read some of these and see if you don't get super inspired to redo a few rooms in your home too!

Till my Tara!~~~