What I did this weekend: Evicting the fowl.

When Wes and I saw this house, we really fell in love with it. We did not, however, fall in love with the kitchen. In fact, we both agreed that the kitchen would be the first area of the house to see a little improvement. You might be wondering why. Well see, the previous owners liked roosters. A lot.

I’m sorry, you probably can’t see it quite well enough. Let me show you a closeup:

The night after we closed, Wes and I drove down to the house to see how easily the wallpaper might be removed. We peeled a bit and low and behold the vinyl portion of the paper just came right off. Starting to look better already.

Saturday, after a BIG trip to Home Depot we got out our DIF blue goo and smeared it all over the walls. A few hours of scraping and we got all the paper removed. What was underneath? Well burgundy walls of course!

Yeah. We don’t get it either.

Sunday we primed and painted. Our walls our now Cancun Sand, which basically means a nice cream color. Tape comes off tomorrow so this shot will have to suffice for now:

Of course the other fun thing about our house is that the previous occupants were serious gardeners. This means we got lucky and get a bit of the end of the season produce. We watered today, and collected an enormous zucchini, a squash, a couple peppers, okra, tons and tons of tomatoes (the cherry ones are SO good – and I don’t even like tomatoes!), blackberries and concord grapes. YUM!

ETA For more pictures of the house visit the whole album here.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chery
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 03:57:42

    Yay!! I’m so happy for you both. Can’t wait to visit. Good luck with the move.

    Reply

  2. PlazaJen
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 12:59:47

    Cock-a-doodle-gone! Looks much better. šŸ™‚

    Reply

  3. pam
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 18:23:30

    Congrats on the new house. You’ll be happy you took pics of your renovation. Even the ones of the roosters. I wish I had more of my kitchen reno.

    Reply

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