Friday, July 31, 2009

A Whole New Game Plan

After getting nowhere fast yesterday, I scraped the walls above the tub surround. I had started doing it anyway in preparation for gluing up the subway tile panels. I finished the job. I'm going to have to put a skim coat on those walls to smooth them out before they're painted now that we're going to wallpaper them.

What wallpaper will we use? Hmmm. That's a toughie so far. There's a little wallpaper place in town that we have used a million times. Their prices are ridiculously low and while it's a small place, it's usually jam-packed with choices. Usually.

The economy has taken its toll on the business. Formerly working with 15 vendors to get wall coverings from, the small shop is now down to working with five. The mother said the shelves are practically bare, something I'm having a hard time imagining after all the years of floor-to-ceiling samples. (I stayed home yesterday for delivery of the mirror.)

We have a few more places to check, but these are the candidates so far:

(You'll have to ignore the odd bits of color that seem to be running through these. I think it might be because I didn't use a flash.) I think we're leaning toward the bottom one. It's probably the most similar to what's in there now. (Below)

Unfortunately, that pattern isn't advertising for bath type products like the one above. (A lot of soap, shampoo, medicine type ads.) Not that it has to, I just think it's better.

So, not sure what all is on tap today. For the moment, I'm planning a trip to the assessor's office to get that tax rebate form and to maybe trim out the shed. Other than that, not sure. On that note, I'm going back to bed for a few hours -- because I CAN!

8 comments:

headlemur said...

You Nap Girl!!
Naps are one of the most important food groups in remodeling next to chocolate, peanut butter and coffee.

However do not operate power tools less than 30 minutes after waking up:)

plumbelieve said...

Hey Nv,

Now that you have a chance to do something different, why not give it a try. How about something simple like bold black and white stripes (Paint or WP)? You will already have toile in both adjacent bedrooms and you could break up the busy patterns with something solid and plain.

Just a thought...

Debbie said...

Oh, I so love the wallpaper! That kind would look awesome in my soon to be laundry room...

NV said...

HL -- Nap I did! And it was great.

PB -- Well, the wallpaper only goes on half the wall so it will be against the solid white beadboard. Pretty plain and simple. :-)

Debbie -- Yeah, we have what's in the bath now downstairs in the laundry room, too!

Vicki said...

I tend to like the top one better because it's more organized. With the busyness of the ads the straight lines appeal to my brain...whatever that means :)

NV said...

V -- I actually liked the first one better, too, but I didn't think there was a great deal of difference between them, so I was fine either way!

NV said...

V -- I actually liked the first one better, too, but I didn't think there was a great deal of difference between them, so I was fine either way!

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