First! Thank you to everyone who shared their space for a room makeover with Lowe’s! We’re diving deep into each and every story and photo submission (we’re laughing, we’re crying; you guys are amazing), and we’ll be in touch with the chosen applicant next week. We cannot wait to work with one of you! (But also wishing it could be all of you, for real.)
Remember when Scott and I tiled our bathroom for something like, oh, ten weeks? (Okay, maybe only 8 days, but who’s counting?) As much as we love to DIY – for the cost savings, the satisfaction, the pure, stubborn determination! – it’s nice to treat ourselves, too. Tiling took a lot out of us, and so, we hired someone to wallpaper our laundry room!
We worked with Connel, the same guy who helped us out in a pinch at the One Tail Adoption Center, and while we painted the bathroom, he papered. (Three cheers for tag teaming!) But are you ready for the crazy part? He finished that whole room before we could finish our paint job. What. (If you’re in the Chicago area, we would be more than happy to pass his information along! Send us a note.)
Because this room is small, we knew it could handle a higher contrast pattern. We chose this ostrich paper from Beware the Moon, a paper that we’d both been crushing on for years. Years! About an hour into papering, we couldn’t help but put down the rollers and sneak a peek at his progress – which, by the way, was near completion. I screamed, Scott came running, but I couldn’t help myself! It was so sweet and so ridiculous at the same time. It was perfect.
Now that the floor has been laid and the paper is up, it’s looking like a promising little room! I’ve been keeping the pocket door half open, needing to catch glimpses of those ostriches anytime I’m passing through the bedroom. The paper is a super soft cream, and each cutie ostrich has their own cutie mound of gold-colored dirt.
There are still baseboards to put up, a windowsill to install and cabinets to plan, but at the very least, the washer and dryer are hooked up, and it’s functional. And cute! (Wait, have I mentioned how cute it is yet?) Each room is coming along, with the bathroom being thisclose and the bedroom resembling – well, a bedroom for the first time in years.
Wallpaper, we love you! Do you wallpaper? We know it can be a pain point for some, but every time we uncover old, old wallpaper in this house (hidden behind layers of drywall and crumbling plaster), it makes me strangely happy. I wonder, what did the rest of the room look like? Please tell me it was all floral and gold, too. Heart. Burst.