We started the guest room today - having just gotten back from sitting in a car or in meetings for 5 days, my hands were ready to get dirty! And Ken was ready to get going too. So we cleaned out the guest room, took down all the hooks, nails, extraneous racks, and the horrible valance we've been rolling our eyes at for 3 years.
And then, we tore into the wallpaper. Now, we've suspected all along that there was something different about the configuration of the guest room & animal room (as compared to the original floor plan). Well, the closet or a portion of the guest room probably were part of the animal room at one point. Do we have clues why? Well, we're guessing - or maybe just hoping - that someone wouldn't have painted one wall this color:
And the other walls and trim this color (yes, both walls AND trim were pepto pink):
But maybe they were ahead of their time. Anyways, project launched. And we're not changing the floor plan - the house works as it is and no need to make more work for ourselves, right when things are really cruising along. This room should be pretty straighforward: de-crap everything (in progress), fix some plaster, prep trim, and paint. Then details - like stripping window sashes. Minor details, right?