I won’t be offended this week if you call me ‘fickle’….
Because in truth, my craft room could be suffering from an identity crisis with the amount of changes that have been undertaken in the past few months.
I started the year with a freshen up after the Christmas mayhem and restored my pretty craft room back to her full ‘shabbilicious’ aqua gorgeousness.
Then in February I gave her a mini make-over and wallpapered two walls with this beautiful photo mural of shabby pastel wood planks.
I simply adore this shabby paper design…..
But a few weeks later I wasn’t sure that it was perfect for my craft room.
It felt kind of busy with the paper competing with the general chaos of lots of crafting supplies and projects cluttering the craft room.
Such a dilemma…. one I sat on for a couple of months.
I truly loved this paper and didn’t want to destroy it by removing it from the walls, but I was also no longer enjoying the vibe of my creative space.
I shared my concerns with the members of my Facebook group, Simply Shabbilicious…. hoping they might help me decide what I should do, but they were pretty evenly split between leaving the paper and removing it.
So I thought about it some more… until one day last week I just decided that this was the day that I’d remove the paper and return to my pretty aqua walls.
And here we are… we’ve come full circle!
Ahhhh…. the calmness has been restored!!
This beautiful wall colour is Seafoam – quarter strength by Dulux.
It’s truly my favourite craft room colour for creating a relaxing and calming work space.
An interesting thing happened when I was removing the wallpaper.
I gently pried the wallpaper from the wall until I had a full width section of one of the panels lifted off the wall.
Then I began to pull it slowly out from the wall until the whole panel of paper suddenly ‘popped’ off of the wall.
That panel of wallpaper was completely intact!
So next I tried it on another panel and when it too came away without any damage to the paper, I started removing and rolling up the panels one by one.
I had a new plan!
I was going to re-use that pretty wallpaper in my guest bedroom, where it could be the star of the room and not compete for attention with an overly busy craft room.
Once the wallpaper was removed, I simply washed the paste residue off of the walls with warm soapy water and the Seafoam paint underneath was once again restored to its original pristine condition.
The peaceful craft room vibe has returned once again….. even the Foxie Ladies are feeling relaxed.
I appreciate how lucky I am to have such a beautiful space to work in each day.
It truly makes my shabby heart happy ♥
Happy crafting my friends,
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