Well, in the end, we did not rip up carpet. Will (rightly) pointed out that if you are going to paint the walls and the ceiling of a room (and we are) and are also going to rip up the carpet (most definitely to that as well), you might as well use the carpet for a drop cloth. So instead of ripping up our drop cloth, we started painting. I'd love to show you pictures but as it is beadboard we are painting, we didn't get very far. I'm going to take a leaf out of Lola's books (still favorites around here) and say that painting beadboard is NOT my favorite or my best. Instead, we'll take a little tour of the only room in the house that looks remotely done-ish. Evie's room.
"This is my art drawer. And this is for my jewelry."
"The brush goes here mom, on the tray!"
"Eliza goes on the bed, and the puppies go in the cradle and the other dolls go in the big cradle."
"Witches can be right.
Giants can be good.
You decide what's Right.
You decide what's Good."
A good lesson for a fairytale loving girl, I think.
She loves it. And I love that she loves it. And that one room is, at least partially, done.
Now, back to the beadboard I go.