Almost twenty years ago we had wall paper installed and I was ready for a change.
One paper steamer and a lot of vinegar/water and elbow grease in essentially what is 4 separate rooms and I was ready for the painters to work their magic.
Most of the furniture went to the garage and the family room; dishes and sets of crystal into boxes...do I really have that much dinnerware? Yep, seems the sideboard holds A LOT and that necessitated a trip to the second hand store to donate some of those accumulated items.
Some help from Brooke, Nate, and Abby with last minute stripping paper and moving the heavy pieces which were the table and the sideboard in the dining room...
and the grand piano in the living room...
the family room got the miscellaneous stuff like the paintings, the piano bench, assorted side tables and chairs, and the draperies.
The painter assures me he'll be finished by the holidays; Halloween, not Thanksgiving. Thank goodness.
So I'm still here, just not "here" on the blog much. Oh, and did I mention I'm knee deep in remaking a wedding dress for a dear friend? See you soon (I hope).