Monthly Archives: August 2012


The living room  and hall way was covered with what I thought was wall paper then was later explained to me by the previous owner was some natural grass product that was glued onto the walls. It made me like it better and I think we would have lived with it for awhile as  we have bigger fish to fry. I was concerned about cat hair being imbedded into it (Paul is allergic) and also the owner would paint over the grass with a dilute paint so it made the whole point of wallpaper seem silly if you ended up painting it anyway. We ended up pulling it all out, mostly as a function of the damage left to it from the popcorn ceiling being removed. The adhesive used for that rips up wallpaper. Sigh.

I know thing is something that I will forget was even on these walls within a few years, so I am putting it here to help me remember. It felt ancient, both in a good and bad way.

We will replace it with a combo of paint in hallway, and some natural paper texture in living room with bamboo wainscoating. Stay tuned for upcoming pictures…not likely until Nov?



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Privacy side fence

New neighbors moved June and our quiet neighborhood has been overtaken by barking dogs and  a boy’s temper tantrums. I am not sure to be happy they are renters and not owners (and hopefully won’t stay long) or sad they are not home owners and might care more about their impact. It is out of my control I guess and I am glad that we put up this privacy fence.  The lower dark part of the fence was there when we bought the house and we just added the lighter top bamboo to make it a 6 foot fence.  In May we bought the humming-bird plants and honeysuckle and put them in the ground here.  The plan is for this to become a living wall to help buffer the visual aspect but maybe some of the sound too. I’ll post follow-up pictures below over time to show the growth. I am thinking it will take a year to fill out.  Hopefully it will be lush with yellow and red alternating flowers if we did it right!

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