We still have not moved into our bedroom yet. We did get a step closer today.

The previous owners had a “unique” (for lack of a better word) plate collection hanging on their bedroom wall. I did not know the bedroom was the place to hang plates …

Anyway, you can get a glimpse of the plate collection on the wall from a picture taken during the home inspection. (Also see “Obstacle #2” post for picture without plates)
original plate collection

Somehow, over many years (probably decades), the shadows of the plates got etched into the walls. Actually, only dirt and dust make it seem like it’s etched into the walls. Which means the walls were pretty dirty. And although I do have a higher tolerance for messiness than Serena, I don’t think I’d be able to sleep in the room with the imaginary plates on the wall.

So Serena spent some time cleaning and scrubbing the plate collection off our walls. Why not just paint the walls? We are going to do that too, but paint just doesn’t work as well when you have dirty walls to start with. Sometimes it doesn’t stick well, or you get globs of dirt with it, etc.
serena scrubbing

You can still see a little bit of the outline on the right side, but it’s obviously much cleaner. And for a closer look…

half of plate collection

Yep, they had to go.