The house-changing frenzy that I was feeling this summer has slowed to a crawl. A super slow mo crawl. To refresh, we had all of our floors refinished this summer. Which made it easy to re-think my spaces and to look critically on what I wanted to keep...as in no mercy.
I've been turning by eyes toward the "young tudor" look that is popping up everywhere. I've changed our computer room with pretty gray walls, artwork I love, and a thrifted bulletin board redo (and, even better, I got the ugly computer monitor moved out of that room so it really needs a new name). I painted every inch of my back hallway a pretty and fresh white (dark tudor woodwork is now singing a happy tune) and a gallery space for artwork is on my next-up list.
I also looked critically at my living room and removed (almost) everything that was granny chic. The empty china cabinet was patiently waiting for a change. Paint? Wallpaper? Wallpaper! Me, the girl that put the idea of wallpaper into the "never again" pile. I found this paper at Lowe's. It is kind of textured and thick and I almost didn't buy it. But I reminded myself that I had nothing to lose but $30 on a roll of paper I might hate.
I'm good at measuring, cutting, and matching paper and the back of the china cabinet was very forgiving because I could tuck extra paper in the space between the cabinet and the back panel. Start-to-finish was less than an hour and I don't think I cussed even once. And it's pretty. And young.