I have decided to take an entirely new approach to the inside-the-Kelly-House projects. Something novel. Something unheard of. Get this: I am going to focus on one room at a time. What? That's what everyone does, you say? Well, okay, maybe so. But it's not what I do. At least not so far. What I do is work on one thing in one room until I get bored with it, which sometimes is an hour and sometimes is a week or so, and then I move on to something else in a totally different room. Nothing gets truly finished and the whole house looks like a disaster zone.
So, because I started wallpapering the dining room (again, after an 8-month hiatus) last week and got on a roll, I'm sticking with it. Only four more big strips of wallpaper to go and then some piecing-in around the windows and the dratted wallpaper will be done. Which is not to say the room will be done. I still need to paint the trim around one window and half the baseboards. The ugly chandelier in there has got to go. Tuesday night I decided the room would be prettier if the china cabinet and the buffet swapped places. The rest of the drapes and sheers are waiting to be hung, and the windows could really use some roller shades. We'll pretend for now that the floor does not need to be refinished until I decide whether to give Joey my life savings or do it myself. Then I can do some fun stuff like buying artwork and maybe making a plate wall. And then, the dining room will be done.
And then, and only then, after all of that is really and truly done, can I move on to the next room. Like maybe one of the three rooms that need painted-over wallpaper removed and picture rail put up. Sigh.