...are mixed, to be sure! We're still working and working and working... This weekend work continues on the bathroom and the guest room/office. Question: Was this color ever in style?
If your answer was, "yes, in the '70s", I have to say no, this is not Harvest Gold, and I was there (in the '70s), and never saw a color anything like this! The glue from the wallpaper certainly doesn't help matters at all, but come on - eww! A petite pink country-style wallpaper was applied over it, and I spent the entire afternoon removing remnants of it while Greg finished drywall and pulled what should have been caulk, but was actually silicone, in the bathroom.
I'm not typically a swearing girl, but I was certainly tempted many times. Greg, too... Here's a sampling of this afternoon's conversation:
Greg (pulling rubber base away from the wall): "They used silicone to put the base on. Haven't they heard of glue?"
Me (attempting to remove paper in pieces larger than 1/2 inch at a time): "Maybe they used it all on the wallpaper..."
A little later: Me (getting aggravated that the paper is getting burnished to the wall instead of scraping off of it): "What the holy hell (okay, maybe a little swearing) did they stick this up with?"
Greg: "Maybe silicone..."
*Sigh* I managed to get three of the four walls done, and most of the fourth wall will be hidden behind the new wall, so maybe I can get it done in one day when I get ready to torture myself some more. I failed to wear gloves (my bad), and now they are very red and raw and blistered from the hot water, the Dif (totally useless), and the vinegar (Home Depot associate's advice - cheap and effective, for the most part)
We went and selected a vanity and granite countertop/sink and flooring, but we're in a stall with the faucet (he wants brushed nickel, I'm holding out for bronze). At least he likes my color ideas and the flooring I found. We agreed on the vanity because we each chose the same one independent of the other - happy days!
Anyway - that's why nothing new on the crafty front! Too bad, too, because I have more new toys... I had to buy a new heat gun because where it looks like my current one is pointing and where the embossing powder is actually melting don't line up - a little aggravating, and potentially dangerous, to boot! New stamps, new papers (yeah - I really needed more of both of those...)
Ah well, tomorrow's another day - and that's when I'll be back! G'night!