We began a new project today: making a bedroom for Emma Grace. She has had her own room for over a year, but inherited it “as is” from her brothers. After having Nana live in it for three months, followed by Aunt Emmy and Uncle Janke and then OjiSan and GranSue for other visits, we decided that we needed to make it official. And so today we began the redecorating process, stripping the textured plaster from the sloped ceilings of the room.
It was a family project, begun right after breakfast. Bill supplied scrapers for everybody, we spread sheets on the floor, popped a new Veggie Tale cd in the player, and sprayed the ceiling with warm water. Then everyone began to scrape the “chunks of evil” (Bill’s designation for the crud on the ceiling) away.
It went very well. Amazingly well. I couldn’t believe how easily it came away. It was so satisfying and easy that the children remained enthusiastic participants to the end, despite the chunks of evil raining down on their heads. There wasn’t room for all five of us to work, so I stood back and took pictures.
The next step is stripping the wallpaper border off. That won’t be quite so easy.