I am posting this from the comfort of my home and not a jail cell so either I was able to keep my cool when I returned the wallpaper or the husband bailed me out.
I actually did a good job of communicating my frustration in a constructive manner and ended up walking out of there with a 10% discount on our purchases! I do think it should have been 20% but I will take what I can get.
We did make a decision that instead of trying to track down a different wallpaper source we are going to paint the strips on the wall ourselves. It can't be that hard...right?
This weekend we were crazy busy with the laundry room. We worked on so many parts of the project it will take multiple posts to cover all of the chaos that went down this weekend...it was epic!
The goal for the weekend was to be ready to hang the 3 cabinets on the wall by 6:00 PM on Sunday. The husband decided that there was no way I was going to be able to help him hang the super heavy, super high cabinets. He figured that if Wood and Cloth tried to do the installation job themselves we would have to change the name of the blog as one or both of us would undoubtedly be crushed by a falling cabinet. So we needed to complete all of the cabinet painting and room prep before the husband's brother came over on Sunday to work on his taxes. Fair trade, free tax prep for the installation of our cabinets.
As of Friday we had not even started painting 2 of the 3 cabinets and the initial cabinet still needed more coats to cover the devil stamp. We also needed to get the laundry ready for installation which required some demolition and additional painting.
Thursday Night - Primer coat on cabinet pieces
Friday Morning - Primer coat on cabinet pieces, paint coat on front of cabinet doors
Friday Afternoon - Purchase cabinet door hardware, cabinet door knobs
Friday Night - Paint coat on cabinet pieces, paint coat on back of cabinet doors
Saturday Morning - Paint coat on cabinet pieces, paint coat on front of cabinet doors
Saturday Afternoon - Demo of the laundry room, removal of shelf, wall patching
Saturday Night - Paint coat on all cabinet pieces, paint coat on back of cabinet doors
Saturday Night - 1st coat of paint in the laundry room (white, no strips yet)
Sunday Morning - Paint coat on cabinet pieces, paint coat on front of cabinet doors
Sunday Afternoon - Walk pugs
Sunday Morning - 2nd coat of paint in the laundry room
Sunday Night - Cook dinner for the husband's brother and girlfriend (another bribe for help)
Sunday Night - Cabinet install, paint coat on back of cabinet doors
It was an aggressive schedule and completely our own fault, but we did it!
If I never see white paint again it will be too soon.
Tomorrow's post....Laundry Room Demo!