Lots going on, lots to tell. I know I usually try and pack too much into a post, so for today I'll just share a quick project I did yesterday and a coupon (just in case you missed it).
So standing in the kitchen, looking into the family room, has looked liked this for a couple three years now.
Historically, where that arched doorway is, there was a regular door leading into a dark little substandard one car garage. We knocked it down and built the family room in it's place 7 years ago, which was one of the smartest things we've ever done. Anyhoo, the wallpaper I applied to the backs of the two cabinets was one of the first rolls I ever bought and I was an idiot when it came to working with it and very wet glue--you see for yourself it just wasn't too attractive. I finally got sick of looking at it and started shopping for 'vintage wallpaper' on ebay. First I didn't read a description well enough and bought a *sheet* of paper as opposed to a roll. Then I bought a roll of juvenile/nursery paper because I'm so fond of them but of course that still didn't help with these cabinets. Then I bought a roll which I wasn't too sure at all about but the colors were just so perfect for the kitchen and the red Hall china I had to at least give it a try.
The roll was just shy of two inches too short to cover the entire back without piecing, so I thought "scrapbook paper"! The wallpaper itself is kinda scrapbooky, don't you think?
I took a snippet to the local SB store and picked this green because in real life it's a pretty good match and because of the scalloped border. The above pic is a tip for how I hid the cuts (the paper was a 12" square); I cut each strip (about 10 inches) to to begin and end hidden behind a shelf.
Speaking of Michaels, Martha Stewart was on Oprah yesterday. Here's a coupon for 50% off any one of her item's at Michael's. The way I understand it, the coupon will disappear from Oprah's website tonite, but is good (one per day) between now and the 16th. So print a few!
Be back soon.