So all is well in the place except for what I can only call a "wallpaper situation." Take a gander.
Seriously? This is our dining room and whenever we eat in there, I just gaze at the walls in horror. The landlord won't budge on letting us take in down. I'm getting dizzy as I type just looking at the pic above.
So I had an idea. I would cover it with white paper! I started the project on a trial basis several weeks ago and couldn't decide if I should go further, or start over with fabric.
Saturday we decided to catch up with a few good friends. Kristen and Jud had not been over since we had fully moved in and Katie and I just wanted to hang out. Nat introduced us to all sorts of new wines and beers and I asked Kristen and Jud for their thoughts on the situation. Ever the helpful one, Jud suggested we draw on the paper. It would cover the seams and be fun too!
Clearly, we've got nothing to lose. And this is how Night Notes on Napkins became Night Notes on my Dining Room Wall.
This is probably not the most mature thing we have ever done, but I think you'll agree with me that it is a vast improvement to the wall paper. Plus, Katie learned the concept of adding "occur" to her vocabulary. I can't really explain how it works, and it really wouldn't translate in a blog so we won't discuss it further. Just don't ask why the wall says, "mushroom-occur" and "bug-occur." It just does.
The next day Nat and I were short cutting through downtown, and we decided to swing by our old place to see if the slumlord had made any improvements. Not only was the roof repaired, but there was young couple sitting on OUR porch, drinking OUR BEER!!! I was crushed! I mean, my graffiti'd dining room is all well and good, but I adored our old place. I tried to make myself feel better by considering how sweltering I know their loft is. But mostly, I just want to see what they've done with the place on the inside...and then make them move out of my house!