Monday, September 29, 2008


Remember this little guy. Well Hallelujah! He's home! He came home Saturday, Praise God!

And remember this kitchen, no, it's not done but I've started.

This is the beginning, once I tore into the paper, it became a project that has to be done.
I've also removed the green back splash that matches the counter top, I'm keeping the counter top unless the Good Fairy makes an overnight appearance. I wanted to remove the back splash be cause where I paint I don't want any breaks, I want a continuous wall color.

I had to use a box cutter to score the bottom and top of the back splash and peel it away from the wall. As you can see I damaged the wall a little but all I'll have to do is sand the adhesive off and apply a thin layer of sheet rock mud and sand smooth.

I've made it all the way around to the large wall in back. It looks so bland, I can't wait until I can paint.

This is what I have left, the wall going into the laundry room, behind the refrigerator, and I'm also removing the back splash in this area here.
But I'm leaving it here by the stove I figure since the counters will be green over by the sink this area will all look just fine plus I need something I will have no problem keeping clean. I have not done any work in there today, maybe I'll be motivated to continue by tomorrow. I keep getting

Saturday night my husband, his brother and wife, and I went downtown Birmingham to the Taste Of Fourth Avenue Jazz Festival. It was a free Jazz Concert, sponsored by The City Of Birmingham, Urban Impact, 98.7 Kiss FM, and the Alabama Jazz Hall Of Fame. This is a picture of the stage, it's sitting right in the middle of 4th avenue and the people you see are standing where cars actually drive.
This picture is also in front of the stage, people were as far as I could see. Vendors were set up selling food, and beverages. Right to the left of this picture in the white shirt is my husband he didn't know he was in the picture. The area behind him was full of people too.

This picture is blurred because the people here in front of the stage were all dancing and having a ball. The music was fantastic! Earlier there had also been a Cultural Parade, they had an Art Village, Children's Activities, and Swing Dancing. We didn't go downtown until about 9.00pm, it was over about 12.00am. I really enjoyed it and will go again next year if the have it.
This is Annie and Sherman, my brother and sister in law. No, I don't have a picture of me here. I don't believe it! It was my intentions to have Annie take a picture of my husband and myself together but, I forgot.


Toia said...

It looks like you got your hands full. Thanks for sharing your pics of the festival. I am glad to see that the littlle man is home.

Stay Bless!!

Picket said...

Hey girl...oh it is so good to hear about that little sweet tater being home! Wow girl...I don't envy you with that kitchen project...but I know it will look fantastic when you are thru! Looks like the festival was a big did maintain yourself at all times didn't you...I mean you weren't out there in the streets shall I put this...hum...BODY PARTS JIGGLING EVERYWHERE!!!!! lol lol Loved the updates girl..keep em coming!

Connie said...

Couldn't you just smooooooosh those darling little cheeks with kisses -- uuuuuhhhhhhhh, Deb's country kisses, of course, sweet chick!!! LOL
Smooches to the little guy!

Deb said...

LOL!!! Dot I like a little fun but dancing is not on my list. Now in my day of that, I think I did okay.LOL!!! But nothing to write home about.LOL!!! Deb

Melissa Wertz said...

Yeah!!! Praise the Lord, Baby Alex got to come home! Yeah!

The Jazz Fest looks like a lot of fun!

Twice as Nice said...

Praise God that sweet baby is home :o) I would help ya with your kitchen wallpaper if I lived closer. I have taken down more wallpaper than I care to remember. I'm done with wallpaper, just paint for me. I'm sure your kitchen will be beautiful when your done.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Wonderful news that SWEEEEET boy is home, I can only imagine the joy his mommy and you feel!

Good luck on your kitchen project, it looks like work, but with no little ones running around you should get it done and it will look fantastic!

The street jazz concert looked like fun, your brother looks so much like you.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, I am so happy for your family. That sweet little baby boy is finally home. Your kitchen is going to look wonderful. I chose not to install a backsplash, too! Been there, did that!! I have no problem keeping it clean either!!

Brown-Eyes said...

You must be sleeping much better now knowing that Baby Alex is home at last...And with more rest comes more energy to rip into that wallpaper! ;-) Bo

French said...

Thank goodness the little is home!! What great news!!! Looks like you have your hands full with all that paper but what fun to see the end product! Hugs French;)

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... Loved hearing that sweet Baby Alex is home! Thank You, Jesus... I am so tickled for all of your family!

The Jazz Festival looked great... last time I heard some good Jazz was ages ago in New Orleans... Good Luck with the massive kitchen project... your energy and creativity amazes me!

Take care, sweet friend, and please kiss those darling cheeks on Baby Alex for me! God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~


Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Deb! Oh, I'm glad to hear that your precious little grandson is at home now. God is so good!
Honey, when I saw your kitchen, I loved it and love the made me want wallpaper....then I saw that you are taking it off to paint! LOL! Well, I can hardly wait to see what color you paint and how it all looks when you are finished. With those beautiful cabinets of your's I think anything would look great LOL! It's gonna be so pretty I know. Looks like a wonderful night out at the Jazz Festival too. You sound like me...getting everybodies picture, but then forgetting to get one of yourself...I hate it when I do that. Hope you have a great week!

nikkicrumpet said...

Stripping wallpaper and taking off the backsplash has got to be HARD WORK! You're probably smart to take it in small chunks so you don't get burned out. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

PAT said...

Good news about your sweet g'baby, Deb!

I have just a little bit of border to remove under the cabinets, here at the lake and everytime I think about it, I get a flash back of removing wall paper a few times, at the farm!

The festival looks like fun.

Jenn said...

Awwww, look at that lil guy!
How adorable!!
Cant wait to see the kitchen progress, youre taking on a HUGE job!

Stop over, I tagged ya:)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a fantastic evening!! It sounds a lot of fun, lucky you!! So,so pleased about your grandson too-congratulations!!

Kathi said...

Wow, Deb, you are energetic and productive. I look forward to seeing the new changes in your kitchen.

Your night out with you brother and sister-in-law, looks so fun. I'm glad you all had a good time.


Jan Parrish said...

That little guy is a real cutie. Praise God that he's home.

Great job on getting all that wall paper off. What a lot of work. It'll soon be absolutely gorgeous.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

May God Bless that sweet little Alex! So glad he is home! :) The festival looked like so much fun! I love jazz! And can't wait to see the final results of your kitchen! You did such an awesome job on your living room, that I know it will be great! ~Rhonda :)

Monday through Sunday said...

Wow! You are a busy lady!! :) Great job so far!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! What wonderful news about your sweet little grandbaby! I bet you must all be so thrilled to have him home. He sure is a cutie.

It looks like you've made lots of progress in the kitchen. You have such pretty cabinets, I know the whole kitchen will be gorgeous when you're done. And that jazz festival sounds like so mcuh fun!

Savvy Mode SG said...

yes those wall paper can be quite something else. i had to have 3 layers removed last year and it was exhausting.

Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

It looks like you had a rockin' good time!

I'm so happy that sweet baby is finally home :)


Connie said...

Deb, I'm really in love with the white walls and dark furniture. It reminds me of Carmel homes.

Anyway, sweet chickee friend, I'm removing some border in this office today and thought it was strippable!! DUH!!! I'm finding it's coming off in little strips with the tiny bit I've done this morning. Do you have any tips for getting it off easy?!?!?! I'm wanting to do this today and am bummed out now.......Sigh......

Smooches to that cute baby boy,