Tuesday, June 14, 2011

When in doubt, go with pictures!

See this wall? It's completely disgusting, isn't it? Yeah, I agree.

This is the wall that was next to my stove. Unfortunately, the paint that I used way back when was NOT washable, and every time I got something splattered on it and tried to clean it off, it would take the paint off with it. Ugh.

I have HATED this, because this was the first thing I saw every time I walked into my kitchen -- this disgusting wall that just shouted, "She doesn't know how to clean!"

I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it for the longest time. All the solutions I could think of were just WAY too expensive, so I was paralyzed by indecision... until a few weeks ago, when I just went to the hardware store, grabbed some fake wainscotting and some trim, and brought it home for my sweet dh, who graciously agreed to put it up for me.

And see! Several YEARS of hating a wall, all fixed in one afternoon -- thanks to my husband, who can tackle these sorts of things so easily!

In other news, Beth asked me to post a picture of Joseph, who has been absent from this blog for many, many months.

When you last saw him, he was a scrawny little guy who just couldn't gain weight and cried all the time...

Thanks to formula (which I hated having to use, but we were totally out of options), we now have a chunky, happy baby who never stays still enough for us to get a nice, clear picture of him!

Have a blessed Tuesday, everyone!


Malia said...

Love the wall, love the baby!

Mrs. N said...

The wainscotting is brilliant! The previous owner of our house painted the kitchen with flat paint, and the stove is freestanding, so I now have a nice wall covered in grease splatters. I might just have to try your trick.

Beth said...

Oh my goodness. HE is ADORABLE!!!!!

Therese said...

Love the wall. Your Joseph is a gorgeous baby. Our Joseph is finally walking but we are getting his walking checked. He turns a foot right out and seems to limp.

Ouiz said...

Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to leave a comment!

Mrs. N, I feel your pain! ;-) Grease spatters on walls are just nasty, and when you can't get the darn thing clean, you just feel... well... gross! I hope the wainscotting works for you, too! (I was worried, but it has been SO easy to clean!)

Beth, thank you! If we EVER get up your way, I hope you get a chance to meet this "little" guy... and I get a chance to meet yours!

Therese, thank you so much! I hope your little guy is OK, and they are able to correct his foot turning out easily! Although truthfully, MY foot turns out quite noticeably as well... so I hope his stance is either easily fixed, or no problem for him at all!