I have had a bit of frustration the last few days. So what is a girl to do?

Take that frustration and put it to good use.

Good use, but painful. Do you see how sweet those birds are?

This is my baby girl’s wallpaper that we put up ten years ago. At the time we didn’t know if she was a boy or a girl. Good thing she was a girl because this border really is girly, but I convinced myself it would work for a boy or a girl.

A Good Use of Frustration

But, it is time. Time to make good on a promise to re-do her room to be more grown up and how she wants it to be.

So we are starting here.


And I will share the journey with you along the way. This was my first time removing wallpaper and I can not tell you how satisfying it was to pull off a piece this large.

A Good Use of Frustration


My poor hubby, he just got off a nine hour flight home and I put him to work!

A Good Use of Frustration

But it is all for our Blondie who has been extremely patient, who worked really hard today on a snow day and has great ideas on what she wants her room to be.

A Good Use of Frustration


Stay tuned!

March 24, 2011 — Laura Putnam