Sunday, November 15, 2009

Good-bye, Old Friends

This weekend I have been busy at my parent's house, transforming my old bedroom into the spare bedroom.  It is kind of bittersweet, watching my chosen paint scheme disappear to bring in new paint.  Today I told my old friends good-bye for the last time and scraped them off the wall.  I loved this wallpaper border when I put it up (and I still do, to be perfectly honest).  I believe that I still have a partial roll of it around somewhere in a box.  Who knows where that may be.  It has been either 12 or 13 years since I put this up on my bedroom wall (I was either 14 or 15, I'm not sure which).  I still remember going down to the local furniture store, looking through wallpaper books forever, and finding this border.  As soon as I saw it I was sold.  It also came in dark blue and dark red, but the dark green was the color for me.  I believe that it was called "barhounds" or something like that.  I put up a couple of the classic pictures of dogs playing poker to go with me new scheme.  I don't think that Mom liked the border I chose at first, but she finally gave in.  At one time all of the dogs had names, but I don't have a clue what they were now.  I would really like to buy some more of this border to use in my house someday, but I can't find it anymore at wallpaper websites.  If anyone runs across it somewhere, please let me know!

This border really makes me question using wallpaper.  It took forever to remove, and there were two of us working on it.  It was a very good quality border, and it was stuck to the wall very well.  It wasn't a vinyl paper, so it was even more difficult to remove.  Paint certainly is easier to deal with when the time comes to make a change.

All this work is making way for a fresh space to put my Heywood Wakefield bedroom set that was one of my first blog posts.  I'm excited to see how it will look in my old bedroom with the new dark turquoise paint that Mom picked out today (she went for a color that I think will look really good with the furniture).  It's going to be hard thinking that that room isn't my bedroom anymore (and I haven't stayed in that house for over 3 years now, since I moved back to town and no longer came home from college on the weekends).  I'll post pics of the finished bedroom when we get it all done.


  1. How bittersweet! And how cute that all the doggies had names!
    I saw you had stopped by and was curious about the stove in the is SOOOOO COOL! We had one in our old house and well and knew someday we would in this house, too. We have had it for about 5 years now and you can still order them through Sears or a place such as. It is the Frigidaire brand (not sure if I am spelling that right). Good luck, I hope you can get one as some is truly a wonderful addition to the kitchen.
    Hugs, Sonya

  2. I can understand how bittersweet it can be to make changes like this. I have never had to do it since my parents completely took over my room when I left for New York many years ago! I will say that I hope you won't be discouraged to use wall paper again, because it really adds texture and charm to a room. And think about how long that wallpaper lasted!

    Have a great week!



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