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Sunday Creative: “Naked”

Twelve years ago, my dad and I wallpapered my parents bedroom. After a few years the paper started to peel and the grandkids of various ages picked at the loose edges. Now it is no longer my parents bedroom but a room for visiting grandchildren, they have 8 of them, well 9 if you count the furry favorite one. (wink, wink)
As I am banished from my house visiting my parents this week, my mom mentioned that she thought it would be fun for the kids to have a go at tearing the wall paper off the wall. What fun! To rip and tear and pick at loose edges with full permission from grandma!!
So yesterday I let them at it. It was great fun! I spent the remainder of the day and some of this morning finishing up with the few stubborn strips left over.
We chose paint and Dad and my oldest and I started the job of painting the room. I picked soothing colors. I was looking for cool spa type relaxing colors. So we started with a light blue on the accent wall and we chose a very light lilac for the remaining walls.
This week’s Sunday Creative prompt was NAKED. The definition listed said, “without its natural covering.” The whole time I was stripping wallpaper I kept chuckling to myself “there it is! the wall is NAKED!” Now I know it is not very creative to take photos of STRIPPING wall paper off a wall, but it was such great fun to do and I could not resist the fun of it. So here it is:

and a few other fun ones from the day…
Will update later on the finished project.
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  • Gwen ToliverJuly 29, 2010 - 11:59 PM

    I'm so impressed, Sharon – you are obviously much more ambitious than me!!! Make sure you post an "After" picture. Glad to see the kids joining you – projects become a lot more fun (possibly chaotic) with them. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Billy CoffeyJuly 30, 2010 - 9:34 AM

    If there is one thing I absolutely cannot stand, it's taking off wallpaper. That's why I'm glad to see you all had some fun doing it. I'll try that next time.ReplyCancel

  • StephanieJuly 31, 2010 - 5:25 PM

    great take on the word prompt!!! I bet that's quite a job!ReplyCancel

  • DawnAugust 15, 2010 - 6:39 AM

    oh what fun! well, at least the beginning… i always lose steam at eh end of soemthing like that when it is just the little bits πŸ™‚ can't wait to see the finished room!ReplyCancel

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