Actually, I’ve been wanting to re-do my guest room for – let’s see, we’ve lived in this house for eight years – so that would be eight years that I’ve been wanting to re-do my guest room. The good thing about procrastination is that by default you bypass a lot of really bad home decor trends, trends like the Northwoods plaid and cabbage roses, that somehow made sense at the time.
So for whatever reason, this was the week that God laid it on my heart I decided to re-do the guest room and so I set off this morning to find bedding, which is where I always start with design, the fabric. I should say here that I’ve been looking for bedding for — let’s see — eight years, and nothing has really grabbed me. So I decided that if nothing is really going to grab me, I might as well not be grabbed by something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
As luck would have it, I found myself in Dillards today and their bedding had just been marked down to 75% off. It was 40% off yesterday, but today 75%. Now I’m not one to ascribe the will of God to bedding because who am I? I don’t know anything. But clearly God wanted me to have some new guest bedding or He wouldn’t have marked it down. So, I got the quilt, skirt, two shams, sheets and a decorative pillow for about $70. Yay me.
After I picked Sean up from school, I told him we were going to do something really fun and then I introduced him to the joy of stripping wallpaper. At one point when we were up to our knees in postage stamp sized bits of gooey red wallpaper, he turned and pointed the scraper at me and said, “This is the funnest day EVER!” And he really meant it.
Is it considered child labor if they like it?
I promise to show y’all before and after pictures just as soon as I have some after to show you, something more than little red pieces of wallpaper.