The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 6, 2022

Linda Hill is our host for the SoCS. This week she gives us WALLPAPER.
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I am not a fan of wallpaper, though I surprised myself when I moved in with Ex-partner in 1981 as I ended up doing the painting and decorating.
All the woodwork was painted blue, so I started in the kitchen painting the cupboard doors white. I didn’t do the big doors though, there were too many as the house had three bedrooms, a bathroom, cloakroom, lounge and kitchen, both accessed from the hall and each other so 18 sides, as well as the front and back door.
Wallpaper though, yeah, I had a go.
Ex went to darts one night and we had a blue landing. When he came back, it was pink and white daisy wall paper. I didn’t do a bad job either.
Papering the smallest bedroom wasn’t too hot though as I had no idea how to do windows, but luckily the curtains hid the worst of my ‘joins’. Woodchip became my best friend when it came to the boys room. That and a couple of coats of paint.

Years later when Hubby and I bought the cottage, each room was colour co-ordinated, but not with each other. The dining room was red, back corridor cream (we left that) bathroom peacock blue, lounge green, front bedroom a dazzling yellow, middle room purple and the main bedroom terracotta.
All wallpaper, and it had to go. We had a lot of fun stripping off stripping it off, and we painted everywhere either white or magnolia. Doors and knobs didn’t match either so they were replaced with pine which was more in keeping with the 160 year old property.
Rather than varnish, we used linseed oil and it all darkened down to a beautiful gold over the seven years we lived there.
Ironically, the new owners painted everything a pale blue (we looked when it came up for sale a couple of years ago), so talk about full circle!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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28 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 6, 2022

  1. willowdot21 says:

    It’s so strange how things go in full circle? I have done my fair share of decorating in my time …I also prefer plain painted walls 💜💜

  2. Carol anne says:

    Your a good decorator then Di! ❤

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It is strange that most people give the house a paint before sale, new owners then redecorate. My dad used to make a killing with that. (He was a painter)

  4. Maggie says:

    I would never have attempted to hang wallpaper – you are a brave woman!

  5. When we moved into the house we are in now I painted all the rooms a different color but they all match somehow so that if you look through a doorway it matches the room that you also see the walls of. There is a house down the road that is for sale and every single wall in the entire house is white! I’d be afraid to touch anything!

  6. murisopsis says:

    I swore that I’d never strip wallpaper ever again! We did 5 rooms when we moved in and it was the absolute most difficult job – ever!

  7. LaShelle says:

    Ugh I hate wallpaper and I feel like it’s back in style at the moment But I hope it doesn’t stay that way for long. It is such a mess to clean up! Especially wallpaper in bathrooms

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