CY365: Tue, February 25, 2014
Today’s CY365 theme is “bittersweet”. So, here is my story today.
Our house was built in 1907. Someday I’ll tell that whole story too. But here is the upper corner of one of the upstairs rooms, probably originally a bedroom but now our office. Anyway, the room was covered with ugly blue-flowered wallpaper when we bought the house. When I stripped the wallpaper off we found that above the picture rail, along the ceiling, the wall had a stencil that has been covered by wallpaper. We have asked around a bit and suspect that this stencil was original, or near original, to the house.
So why bittersweet? Well, bitter because the stencil is faded and worn, but sweet because when I paint this room later this week, I am NOT painting over the stenciled part of the wall! I’ll be sure to show the end result when I’m finally done.