Monday, May 31, 2010

tattoo + walls

I have a tattoo. Some people say they are addictive and you'll always want more. I got mine about 8 years ago and that little inkling has always popped into my head now and then (most likely will not act on that one). Although this one's not real, it is quite lovely... via Blanaid.

How was your weekend? We spent the first half getting our house all cleaned up to entertain, and the last half ripping it apart with our first attempt at painting. Of course, its not just painting - we have layersandlayersandlayers of wallpaper over century old plaster we're worried about damaging- so we found some great instructions via google on ways to correctly seal the wallcovering, cover the seams etc before painting. 12 hours of work later...still no painting...but the prep is strongly underway. The house is covered in a dust that I fear will take years to clean up. In the second room we decided that because the many layers of wallpaper were loose, we should take them down... and instead of plaster underneath found a mysterious concrete substrate that's going to require us refinishing the entire walls etc etc etc.
homeownership. That was my weekend.


kelly ann said...

i've wanted a tattoo for a long time now, but i've been thinking about it seriously for the last couple of months! i might take the plunge eventually, i love tattoos - i think they're amazing. that photo is SO COOL.

Meghan said...

I do not have any tattoos myself, but that sleeve is GORGEOUS!

I feel your pain when it comes to stripping wallpaper! It's horrific! I admire your stamina, though - I hired my brother-in-law to take my place after one day!

Renee said...

I Feel your pain with the wall paper removal...that's the worst!
I'm sure it's going to be beautiful when your done, though. I hope you are docu-photo-ing!

Kitty Stampede said...

that is bloody gorgeous, very classy looking which is odd for a sleeve.
sounds like you are sooo busy with the house, i envy you. have fun!! i know it's a lot of work, but it will be worth it!!!

Hanako66 said...

with your backgrounds, your house is going to end up looking absolutely amazing!

canvas art said...

Ahh stripping wallpaper is the worse thing, I always end up getting someone else to do it :p