The no-wallpaper vow: What DIY projects will you never tackle?

The no-wallpaper vow: What DIY projects will you never tackle?

Rob and I both come from families full of house people, and we somehow got into a conversation about wallpaper just before our wedding.

We've both experienced our parents installing wallpaper together and remember those projects being ... less than pleasant, shall we say. I remember that when my parents' wallpaper supplies came out, it was a really good time to slink to my bedroom with a book. There's the spacing and matching, the gluing and the inevitable string of curse words when said measurements or glues were inadequate. It's a process that seems to bring out the worst in everyone.

So there Rob and I were, about to enter into a lifelong commitment and we made a premarital vow - we will never install wallpaper. We'll scrape it down. We'll keep it if we ever move into a house that has some we like. But we will, under no circumstances, ever put it up.

Easy agreement, right? The funny thing is, ever since then, I've been noticing beautiful wallpapers in home decorating blogs and on Pinterest.

Modern wallpaper is lovely, delicate and oftentimes cute or creative. But a deal's a deal - no wallpaper for us. I don't even collect samples of the kind I like, because it would be to tempting.

Our no-wallpaper treaty has me wondering - what projects (home-related or otherwise) have you promised never to undertake? And have you kept that promise?

Photo from this Flickr page.

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algon wrote on October 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Any and all!

Meg Dickinson wrote on October 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm
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Hah, it's good to know your limits!