Thursday, July 10, 2008

U-G-L-Y You ain't got no alibi...

We leave tomorrow for vacation, but first, I leave you with this-

I've gotten the itch that my life needs change. More like a renovation. Since I actually like my life (as chaotic as it may be at times), I decided to wreck the house.

We bought the house from a 92 year old woman. She knew her stuff when it came to gardening, but for decor? Let's just say it looks like a 92 year old woman lived here. It's not the age of the house, my house before was built in 1922 and it had so much character...*sigh* it was adorable. This? Ugly.

I decided that the kitchen was the first place to start. I can't afford for real renovations, so I thought we would take down the orange and yellow flowered wallpaper and slap some paint up there. You should have seen the look on Jaysen's face when I told him to tear off the wallpaper! He looked at me like I was thirteen kinds of crazy. Once he was sure I wasn't joking, and he really could rip off the wallpaper, he had a blast.

When we first moved in this house, the first thing I said was "that wallpaper has to go." Trust me- this is in the running for the World's Ugliest Wallpaper. At least that's what I thought until I saw what was UNDER it.


-Behold-

My hideous wallpaper before:















And the atrocity that lay beneath it:

A little closer...





Oh yes, folks...those are chickens.



Help.

12 comments:

Marla said...

Yikes! I have never seen anything quite like it. Terrible.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Oh wow. Just when you thought it couldn't get uglier.

Ashley's Mom said...

That's so ugly it ought to win some sort of contest!!

Have a great vacation!

Deborah

Jodi said...

OMG! I'm dying over here. You poor thing. It reminds me of what we found last month when we took up our carpeting in our family room. There was vinyl underneath that was made to look like river rock. Now I must try to find those picuures for my blog.

therextras said...

We lived in a rental in Oregon, some 20 years ago. The upper bath had paper in shades of blue with comic-strip drawings of people in various bath behaviors. I kid you not! (None disgusting - brushing teeth and shaving). Wish I had photos to share - now how could I have known about the internet then, and that I would want to show photos of the bath wallpaper?!

Thanks for the laugh!

Lurker said...

Best wallpaper EVER!! I truly like it and hope you'll consider keeping it. Does that make me nuts?

Heike said...

Well, the challenge is set. Can you find anything worse? What will you put in its place? Please post a piccie!

J said...

Well at least Jaysen is delighted to help you some. It seems that wallpaper of the "inherited" sort is never appreciated by the newest home owners whether the pattern is flowers, stripes or chickens!!

Casdok said...

Very imopressive wall paper!!!

Have the best vacation!!

Maddy said...

Thanks for the reminder! Mine has just gone on summer camp for two weeks, she expects her room to have been transformed by the time she returns!

Pass me a paint brush somebody!
Cheers

lurker number 2 said...

I couldn't agree more with 'Lurker'

Fab wallpaper!!!

Mrs. C said...

Ok, if I found this I'd have to keep it for a while and call it "retro." It would help me know who my real friends are. :]