Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No more Borders!

Most of my rooms had borders put up some years ago, so although the rooms were in need of an upgrade just the thought of taking all of those borders down tired me.  Thankfully, when my son was home he relieved me of that duty.... Not only did he take down the borders he also caulked, primed and painted the moldings for me.  Ummm, perhaps next year I can coax him into putting up some crown molding.  This was a lot of work and I don't need to say how happy I was that he took on the chore, it's amazing how much brighter the rooms look.   

Bathroom w/borders

          Bathroom w/o

Now ready for an upgrade

Living Room w/borders                        
(I know, maybe I should have waited to paint my brick wall)

It's amazing how much he can knockout with music blasting in his ear (smile)

Everything looks so much brighter; pondering new window treatment

Dining Room w/borders

I'm sure you remember my chandelier from my last posting

Now I can begin working on my "Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge"

When I did my foyer some years ago, I loved this finish!  What was I thinking?

    It's all primed and ready to drink up some fresh paint!

Now, all of my walls are without borders, that is with the exception of one, and who knows, maybe by next year I can actually say "I HAVE NO MORE BORDERS!"



NanaDiana said...

Oh- I have done that, too! We have lived in 3 different houses that had borders in just about every room. Not that I didn't contriubute to it!;>) Now you have a blank slate and I'll bet you were thrilled to have your son around for a few days. xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Everything looks so much better without the borders. How nice of your son to tackle the task.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your rooms are looking good without their borders!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

They look great! Its awesome that your son is helping you. I have a 19 year old who helps me like that. Its a blessing!
Sherry's Bees Nest

Chynadoll said...

Looks much better without the bordersM really brightens things up. Way to go!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

It's so much work to remove wallpaper and borders, but so worth the effort. Great job, Sherry!
~ Wendi ~

Unknown said...

Isn't funny how our tastes change over time? Borders were all the rage at one time. Now you have a fresh start . Can't wait to see where you go with it !

Rhissanna said...

How much does he charge! He's a sweetheart for doing all of that for you.

Yes, I added to the borders craze when it was new and fresh. I blame Laura Ashley, at least in the UK. You've inspired me, though. I might even get some wallpaper pasted up tomorrow.

Baby steps, Sherry. We're all getting there with baby steps!

Unknown said...

Way to tackle a tough project! Taking down wallpaper is not fun. Your rooms are looking great without the borders. Love it!

Brandi said...

Such a difference, Sherry! I agree with your son, tough projects go by much quicker with music!

Brandi said...

PS. could you send me your email? donotdisturbthisgroove@yahoo.com

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

you are really ROCKIN!!!!!! so proud of you!!! : ) such a different and i agree with your son also -- music makes the word go faster!!!! hugs...

thistlewoodfarm said...

Wow! I am so glad you are joining the challenge! Your progress has been amazing! I think the room looks great without borders!