Transformation 2012: Day 1

We’re flipping another property, code name: Lodestone.

Today was Day 1 of a 10-day transformation, for the property and for myself. I focused on wallpaper at the house. In the dining area, there was a lovely silver/white textured paper:

After removing the outer layer I discovered a mural:

The mural was a paneled wallpaper (note the small section, removed in the lower right corner, revealing non-textured sheetrock):

In the kitchenette, two to three layers of paper had to be worked through:

At the end of Day 1, I’d made good progress; I’d developed a technique, improving my efficiency and minimizing collateral damage (NOTE: I had nothing to do with the damage at the top right of the door jamb!):

Internally, I spent a lot of time thinking about what I’m doing for a living, what I’d like to be doing for a living, what I’d like to be doing for fun, how much “living” needs to be sacrificed for the sake of income, etc. How much risk am I willing to take for the sake of satisfaction? Can I live out my faith by taking a leap into the unknown? Or will I cling to safety and miss out on the satisfaction of artistic pursuits?

I pray that these ten days of transformation continue to peel back the masks of past lives to uncover the beauty of potential.

About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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