For a long time, our dining room has felt like it was missing something. In general, all white rooms can feel cold and empty without some design details that add a sense of depth and texture. Over the weekend, Joey and I wallpapered one of the walls with Woods by Cole & Son. Neither of us had wallpapered before but one Youtube video later combined with a stop at Home Depot to get wallpaper paste, a drop cloth and one very spongy roller and we were ready to go. We cut all the pieces first and lined them up on the floor which actually took longer than the hanging process. All in all, the whole job took maybe three hours and was pretty easy. If you’re thinking about wallpapering, it’s definitely a two-person job and requires someone who’s very patient and detail oriented! We’re so happy with the outcome that we’ve decided to do a wall in the living room (which has all white walls combined with all black furniture and a black floor) in the opposite color combination — black with white trees.
Our upstairs bedroom is a little odd considering that it has a total of four full-size doorways. Four! Two lead to big attic spaces. When Joey moved in, the unused space behind the door facing the front of our house was bare rafters, drafty and very dark. Over the past six months, he’s slowly transformed it into his work studio, complete with freshly painted walls, wood trim and IKEA white flooring. It’s really difficult to photograph because while the space is large, there’s a ton of odd angles (can you imagine the work it took for him to drywall?! Luckily he’s a pro at geometry). He still has some more work to do but we’re getting close! More photos to come once we’re completely finished.
Ah, life! Earlier in the week, Joey fractured his ankle while skateboarding and has to go in for surgery on Tuesday. I won’t go into the gory details — that x-ray says it all. It’s going to be at least six weeks before things begin to go back to normal. Poor guy! At least we’re looking forward to a nice night out with my dad tonight and then taking it easy this weekend.