Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SUMMER PROJECT: Wallpaper Removal

Back in June, I did a book review over at HE  HOLDS MY RIGHT HAND of Kay Wills Wyma's newest book, "Cleaning House:  A Mom's 12-month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement."  After reading this book, I realized the kids can do more than we really think. They just need to be taught how. So, I began to implement some of the author's ideas and came up with some Summer projects for the kids and I to accomplish. In the next few posts, I'm going to share with you a few of the projects we did. It has been a good way to keep us busy over the Summer, to spend time together getting some things done around the house, to teach the kids some new skills, and to have some fun while doing it all.

First of all, as I mentioned in the REVIEW, a couple projects we started with were: (1) hanging a tomato planter and (2) sanding and staining our two picnic tables. Since those projects were already mentioned, I won't do it again here.

The next project was to remove old wallpaper from our kitchen wall, then prime and paint it. Coyote had fun scoring the wallpaper, wetting it with warm vinegar water, and tearing it off the wall. Road Runner didn't do any tearing, but was a big helper cleaning up what was dropped onto the floor.

Before the wallpaper removal

Coyote Removing wallpaper

Road Runner helping with clean-up

After the removal
Unfortunately, the day after we finished removing the wallpaper, the temperature outside drastically increased, and we had to close up the house and put the air conditioner on. To this day, we have STILL not been able to prime and paint the wall.  As soon as things cool down, we will be finishing this project and I will hopefully be able to post a final picture.

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1 comment:

  1. You are a brave woman. I don't do well with house projects like that one. But, it looks like you had a helpful crew and that always make things go much smoother. Thanks for stopping by my place.


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