When we moved into our home in September of 2010, our stairway and the upstairs hall were covered in a slightly textured, boring brown wallpaper. We lived with it for a long while even though it was sadly needing upgrading. It was peeling in several places and hadn't been put on very well in the first place - every single seam was noticeable. Here is a photo from when we moved in:
Here is the before that I shared on IG:
When Kennesha invited me to this challenge, this was the first thing that popped into my head to tackle. But rather than attempt to take on the whole stairway, I decided to focus on this one small wall section going up. I really just wanted to see some progress. I tend to be a crazy perfectionist who overshoots and then "fails", so rather than saying I was going to remove all wallpaper, caulk where needed, paint stairs, paint trim, and decorate....I decided to be nice to myself and realistic. Just getting the paint and caulking done to this section was enough for today. So that is what I am sharing.
I hope it isn't a huge disappointment if you have come by way of any of the other talented women joining in today since mine is still a "work in progress" sorta thing. But I sincerely hope it can encourage someone out there. Maybe you have a huge project you have neglected or have yet to have the courage to start, but if you begin with small steps it makes it much easier and very rewarding.
Here is the sneak peek that I shared on IG:
And speaking of Instagram, I just opened a shop over there and would love for you stop by and give me a follow if you'd like! I am offering vintage, flea market and second hand goods in need of a new home. I have been wanting to simplify like mad and will be listing new items almost daily. Isn't Instagram amazing? I used to spend hours working on my Etsy shop photos, listings, promoting etc. but with IG it is so much easier and I am thrilled to have already had several sales! What a blessing. Customers comment "SOLD" on the item(s) that they want and I send them a Paypal invoice. Everything ships free in the US too! I know not everyone is on there, but if you are, I hope you will take a peek! You can find it at @thoughtsfromaliceshop.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the rest of the women joining in Kennesha's #inspiremediy challenge!
Now go knock something off of your list ;)
Till next time...
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