For the last several days, Kolya has been living his days on a ladder or at a home-supply store.
Our kitchen ceiling was not in the best shape — the wallpaper applied to it was separating and sagging in a few spots. We asked Kolya if he would be willing to take the paper off, repair any questionable areas, and then paint it white. He (with his able assistant Jeanne!) had the paper off and was already into painting it — thinking that the job was soon to be over — when I kept looking at the walls.
The wall along the sink is tile as is part of the wall adjacent to the door. The largest open-space wall is covered with a green print paper. It’s not the paper was soooo bad, but it wasn’t washable! Over the years of splattering various food items as we used the table as a mixing/creating area, we were at the point where we didn’t really want to sit at the table to eat. It just wasn’t too appetizing. I stopped scrubbing with gusto when I watched the paper losing its color!
So, Jeanne and Kolya stripped the paper off the wall and we entered into the great debate — paper or paint? And what color?
We opted for paint. And Jim and I chose a pale pale pale yellow. I’m still not sure that Kolya agrees with the color selection, but he smiles and says it’s “normalna.” The customer is always right, by the way. Smart boy. The last two nights found him still on the ladder at midnight! And at Kolya’s suggestion, he added moulding all the way around at the ceiling/wall — it looks so much more finished.
Pictures once we return the kitchen to normal!
Thanks, Kolya. And thanks, Jeanne!