Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We had a nice dinner with the Lukasiks in the newly-renovated dining room.
Here is a before picture from 2004:
Here is the after:
It took us five and a half days to strip the old wallpaper, clean the walls, repair the sheetrock under the chair rail, primer and paint the walls. We painted the ceiling, the molding, the windows and finally hung a new light.
All while the girls and Christopher wouldn't leave us alone.
Some thoughts from the process:
- If I ever hear 'let's wallpaper' again, I will run away
- If we ever decide to paint any room red (or any shade of red!), please shoot me
- The man with the yellow hat is an idiot
- I like Curious George, but not for 18 hours in a row
There are some new pictures in the Flickr site also.