|The old dining room|
The grooves turned out not to be so much a problem. Only one wall had really deep grooves, the others were just lightly etched. It gave the walls a unique texture, something I can't seem to capture on film. In fact it's not really noticeable unless you stare at the walls.
|I had a little helper.|
Right now there's white curtains, but I'd like to get new ones eventually. If there's one thing I've really picked up on in the past few years, it's the difference between cheap curtains and heavy, pricier drapes. They really help a room, in my opinion. And since it wil be awhile before we get new dining room furniture, the only things I really need to finish the room is some shelving. In a small house, there's no such thing as too much shelving.
So now that the dining room is finished, the only rooms left are the kitchen and bathroom, plus the stairwell. I'm trying to convince myself that I can remove tile on my own, but there's a huge spot in my brain that screams "Don't do it!!" And for now, I'll listen to that voice.
|The only wall where the grooves are noticeable.|
|In the end, I'm really happy with it.|