First time for everything

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Well, It’s about time…I can absolutely and officially cross “hang wallpaper myself” off my bucket list.  Here I am a few days away from turning 33 and I cannot believe that I have never done this before.  Well, I guess there is a first time for everything, right?  Was it difficult?  No, not really, but due to my choices in wallpaper, it was definitely tedious.  Thank God, I was only doing an accent wall.  I will post a step by step soon in case you are wanting to take the brave step into wallpapering, too.  But, right now, all I want to do is crawl into my bed and dream some sweet dreams.

Finally, Henry’s room redo is well underway and I cannot wait to see it all come together.  Here is a pic of the wall before.  

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Aren’t you glad that I cleaned up for the before pics?  Good Lord, there are a lot of toys in there!?!  If you’ve been following along, you know that the first thing I did in this project was paint the walls. 

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Then, today, I started to put up the wallpaper that I had picked out back in March (it has only taken me 3 months to do, but hey, who’s counting?).  Three hours later,  the entire wall was finished.  The hardest part about hanging this paper was lining up the pattern and when I say hard, I mean there may have been a few expletives thrown around in the conversation I was having with myself.

But, in my opinion, it was worth every bit of agony that this wallpaper pattern caused me.


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Not only was this paper hard to line up, but it is also hard to photograph, so just bear these pictures.


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The most important thing to me, though, was making sure this little guy loved it and love it he did.


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So much so, that him and Oliver hung out in here the rest of the day.


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And I just got to sit back and enjoy it all.


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I did have to capture this look on Sam’s face when I told him that our room was next…


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Ok, ok, one project at a time.  Poor Sam.  He has no idea that we are not done with this room…;D  More details to come…