Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cute aren't they??

Well, unpacking was put on hold for a bit to capture these photos....

I found Ethel Mae Potter and Miss Tallulah "Dahling" on the window ledge sunning themselves and checking out the lovely birds. I sneaked the camera out and turned it on as quite as I could and got some pretty awesome photos of them. You see Ethel doesn't like to have her photo taken. She will come toward you or turn as you snap.

Take note of how they are sitting. I've never seen dogs sit like this before!
I thought while I was at it I would take one of my handsome Luther "Hague"; named after a Don Knotts Character.

I hope Lacy is checking in because she misses Miss Potter LOTS!! Lacy this is for you.


Icky Wallpaper!

Look what I found lurking behind the already dark and dungeon like wallpaper that the last owner had put up. There were two owners of this house before us. The one who we bought the house from had much better taste in the long run, but BLACK!!! She even put a black painted shelf up and then a black ceiling fan with dark globes. We kind of figure that she was going through some kind of depression.

I woke up this morning ready to pull more down and found that the first owner had only put one panel of wallpaper up and that was the one with the daisies. The second owner went with the black over it but took it one step further, because what I found behind the next wall panel was just textured wall!! Why not just cover the wall that had the paper and be done with it and paint the rest!!?? Our commode area has the same black wall paper, but she took it even further there and added it to the ceiling!! What goes on??

Just with me pulling down one panel has made the room less gloomy and I can see what it will look like with lighter walls. Now to replace the ceiling fan and paint the shelve after pulling all wallpaper down. We'll see what we will do.

Wallpaper is nice, but in moderation. If I put any up at all it will be to just cover the daisy panel, but I think I want to get some bids on getting it textured the way she has it in the rest of the house. You know the old world style.

Any ideas out there???