The Flip: Drawing on the Walls

Hey peeps!!  I just got back from a fab weekend trip to the Ozarks in Arkansas with my mom, aunt and sister – we hit up the War Eagle Fair (with killer hand-made goodies) and Eureka Springs (a gorgeous artists’ town).  I managed to restrain myself and not buy too many things!  Jason sent me photos of the progress at the flip over the weekend, and I was mighty impressed – I’ll have to share them with you later.

Anyhoo, the other day I was thinking about how my parents remodeled our house when I was little, and to me the highlight was the day that we got to draw on all the walls in our playroom before it was demolished.  Crayons, markers, you name it we got to scribble with it.  Ah, it was total heaven to get to do something that was normally forbidden!  By the time we were finished it looked like a Crayola box had exploded all over the walls – it was awesome.

Last Wednesday we had a grown up version of the scenario I described above while discussing the plans for the master bath with our contractor.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, our discussion quickly turned into this:

Nothing makes you realize that you own a house like drawing on the walls!  We sketched out different layouts, calculated measurements and got the whole master bath nailed down . . . on the wall.

What was your ultimate “I own this home and I can do what I want” moment?

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  1. It was a beautiful weekend in the Ozarks for craft fairs, to be sure! Glad you had fun here! Your story about drawing on the walls reminded me of the parties and sleepovers my parents let me have in our house when it was being renovated. They added two stories ON TOP of our little square bungalow, and my friends and I thought it was the coolest thing to be able to “walk through walls” when all that was upstairs were studs and a roof!
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  2. christy says:

    Totally awesome Liz! Sounds like a great girls weekend too!

    When we had new granite countertops installed in our kitchen earlier this year we wrote all over the tops of the cabinets. Things like our kids (first only!) names, the date, the price of the granite and some random sayings. I like to think that another family will see them one day and smile! :)

  3. Karena says:

    Liz, How fun and it really takes me back to those childhood days!!

    Oh and I love going to the Ozarks for a getaway!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
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  4. Lila Ferraro says:

    I remember when we were finishing the basement, we were constantly writing our plans on the wall. After they were painted, we literally had to stop ourselves from continuing our bad habit!!!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

  5. I remember when we first moved into our townhome and I painted our study red — after years of white walls that I had to leave alone because I was a renter, it was SO liberating!
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  6. Lauren says:

    It’s definitely in the genes then!

  7. That’s great! We made a “time capsule” inside one of our basement walls while we were remodeling it… we wrote things to the future owners of our house, such as “Tom & Chelsea were here (with the date)”, and “Good luck with the house renovations, hahaha!”. It was a good time. :) Sometimes I wonder who will see those writings, and when…

    ~Chelsea
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  8. Nikole says:

    Long time reader, first time poster —– keep up these nice posts!