Sunday, February 3, 2008

Goodbye old friend



When Nate and I moved into this house, there were a couple of huge murals that were on the walls in the living room and the bedroom. They were not exactly my taste, and I swore I would get rid of them as soon as possible. I took down the deer grazing in my dinig room right away and repainted the wall, but the mountain lake scene in my bedroom just sat there and sat there. I decorated and redecorated every room in the house, but our bedroom just went on displaying that scenic view. Well, until yesterday. With some help from my mother-in-law, I tore, scraped, and steamed that mountain down. This will definitely help our house sell, and with a fresh coat of paint, I'm sure it will look incredible. I can't believe I am saying this, but I was actully a little sad about the whole thing. Somehow, I am going to miss it! It may have been ugly, but it had a special charm that at first amused me and apparently grew into something resembling fondness. Who knew!?!? Oh well. I don't miss it enough to install one in my new bedroom! And at least I have some photos to always remind me of my very own mountain lake!

3 comments:

jewlsntexas said...

Oh Kara - that is so retro! hee hee - at least it wasn't the wallpaper that was shiny - I don't know if you've ever seen that stuff - but you know what I'm talking about - the half foil color with large hideous prints! EW.
You have the before pictures - I hope you share some after - I'd love to see what you painted it.
Ironic thing about selling a house is that you usually have to get ready to move before you really get "everything" done. My friends mused at that when we moved from WV - our house really got ship shape before we moved!
Is your house on the market yet?

Lane said...

you can always paint another scenic view on a wall in your new home!!!

Big Red Driver said...

Finally!! Those murals were beyond horrible. I actually have one in the greenhouse and I might keep it!