Saturday, June 15, 2013


This is probably the only blog you see which includes posts about bathrooms. I am sorry, but I have to post this picture of a completed home-improvement project. DH and I are NOTvery gifted in this area, but the Lord has given us the blessing of perseverance. We moved in this house almost 10 years ago and it has been the most wonderful blessing you can imagine for our family.  
The main bath, pictured here, had lovely, lovely wallpaper. It was in its prime, a nice print. Unfortunately because the room tends to be dark and because there is no fan, mold and mildew became our constant adversaries. I was getting to the point that I scrubbing off the wallpaper just to get the yucky stuff off as well. 
Boldly going where I had never been before, several month ago, I began stripping the wallpaper from the walls. Needless to say, I looked on every web site I could to get proper directions, and I followed those directions to the letter. Unfortunately, this wallpaper clung to life (and to the walls). It did not want to leave after probably about 30 years of dedicated service. The battle became a real clash of wills between the paper and me! The paper was easier to get off than the coating of glue underneath.
The Pastor helped and made such a difference. I couldn't have finished without his help and encouragement. 
Once we got the walls cleared and cleaned, he painted with a mildew-fighting primer and then later a beautiful top coat. He did the same on the ceiling. I painted the trim and door facings and he painted the doors.  We had begun to wonder if it would ever be completed!
I am grateful on so many levels to have been able to do this. We were out of comfort zone to say the least, and we didn't have a lot of money to pour into it. Our school and church schedules have been so full that we didn't have a lot of time to put into until after the semester was over.
But, it is done and we are grateful that the Lord is involved in our every day lives. He is with us in the big projects, the little projects, and the moments in between.


  1. Whoo hoo!!!

    Good job! I'm proud of you and happy for you!

  2. Thanks, Becky. We are just happy to be finished. I think it is going to be so much easier to keep clean, too.