For those of your that have lived through a remodel you know that being in the middle of one at the holidays can be a bit challenging. If you are doing it yourself, another layer of challenge is added.
A few years back, we were remodeling our dining room at our former home. It had been going on for months. As a matter of fact, the wallpaper alone was approaching 6 months in the removal process. It was a grass textured wall paper with other layers underneath. It had me in check mate and the holiday was fast on its way.
I think more than the fact that it wouldn’t be complete was the fact that I was hating this room a lot at this point since the wallpaper and I could not come to an understanding.
So what’s a girl to do?
Go with it. I decided that if I couldn’t beat it then I would join it and make the room the tackiest room ever! So out came every roll of wrapping paper I could find and the decorating began.
As I started covering the wallpaper with wrapping paper my spirits lifted. I felt like I was in control for just a bit. I added garland and then decided to not remove my ladder and tools, but include them into the decor!
A friend of mine popped in as I was doing this and she did question my mental health for a bit, but then understood (I think)…
We all loved the new look for Christmas, and it made me forget about the remodel that was seemingly taking over my life. The cheery look also brought a lot of laughs from all who visited.
We even took a holiday picture of Jasmine here.
Have you ever done something a little extreme to regain your sanity in a seemingly impossible situation?
Happy Unleashing your creative side!