Friday, July 06, 2012

It Took Me 26 Years But I Finally Scribbled On My Parents' Wall {Or How To Make Your Parents Paint}

I scribbled on my parents' wall with a sharpie.

:)

My parents moved into their current house eleven years ago. They had painted other rooms in their house, but hadn't gotten to painting the kitchen.

And there was this half-wall with outdated, slightly ripped wallpaper in their kitchen.

For. Eleven. Years.

So last week while I was visiting, my mom had to leave for her book club and left Josh, my Aunt Becky (her sister), and me unattended. So with some peer pressure, I decided if I wrote on her wall with sharpie, my parents would finally take care of the issue.

I went with a "coupon" for a painting assistant. Me. (It was only fair.)


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(This picture was taken after the wallpaper removal was underway. It wasn't quite this bad in the beginning.)

A few days after the scribbling incident, my parents found time to paint. :)

I helped, of course.


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And we couldn't have gotten anything done without my lovely, canine assistant:

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Scraping off wallpaper sucks.


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Thankfully, my parents didn't get mad. I think they are happy that it finally got done.


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My aunt says I should scribble on more walls.

:)

Note: If you decide to scribble on your parent's walls, I am not responsible for any negative repercussions. Draw at your own risk.



4 comments:

  1. The kitchen looks so pretty! your scribbling a coupon on the wall was a cute idea. :)

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  2. Thank you! Thankfully my mom thought it was cute too instead of vandalism. :)

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  3. Donna @ My Sweet ThingsJuly 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    That little note set things moving right along! The new paint looks terrific! Well done!

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  4. Looks so good! It was your responsibility as their daughter to help them get moving. I'm pretty sure.

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