Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Reclaiming the Dream

Wow! I haven't posted in nearly a month. I am painting, but its not on canvas.

We bought our house 8 years ago with the romantic idea that we would fix it up little by little. Time went buy and money to fix things went to college, getting children musical instruments, putting new tires on the vehicles, etc. Compounded with the fear of what we would find once we started tearing paneling off walls, pulling up carpets and the result was waking up 8 years later with very little romance and almost no fixing up. My house still has the uglies.

I woke up a few days ago and just started pulling the paneling loose from the wall to peek behind it. When the wall behind it looked good, I pulled it all the way off. One sheet at a time, I made my way down the stairs. The plaster is in great shape, considering there are hundreds of tiny little nail holes all over it and it has taken a lot of abuse with the installation of the paneling.

I am reclaiming my dream one panel at a time, one wall at a time, one room at a time. It is a lot like standing in front of a canvas and getting that first mark put on. One day, my house will reflect the personalities of the people that live in it.


The Fearless Blog said...

I think it's wonderful that you are "remodeling." When I was younger, I loved working on my home. I painted, decorated and landscaped myself to exhaustion. In the end, I always enjoyed looking back on my creation.

This is the first summer that I have worked in a long time, so I have very little time to dedicate to "creating" or "updating" my home right now;however, after reading your post, I am beginning to feel like I should make some time to "create" something new and different...maybe I will start with my son's room. Boy does it need work! :>)

Enjoy your new project...

Hehaub said...

She is doing a smashing job of it. I have been busy with work and outside duties, as it is raining alot and the weeds are taking over the yard/garden!

I love what she has discovered, it is one of those hidden gems. She is too, I am such a lucky man!

I bet I am the only man you know that loves to come home and find his wife plastered ;)