Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Planks or Drywall

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We are at the point of deciding what to do with our walls in the new living and dining room. 

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As the original plank boards are going back up, I’m having second thoughts about them! 

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You see how in these pictures the plank boards are clearly separated with spaces? 

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Clean and neat.  Straight and spiffy. 

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Ours aren’t like that.  Our boards are so old and uneven, there is no way to get a clear line of distinction between each one.   Ours would look more like this:

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And this:

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And this:


Flawed.  Casual.  In a summer camp/cottage sort of way. 

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Drywall is whispering in my ear, tempting me with it’s promise of a smooth clean surface and illusion of perfection. 

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But our old sweet battered farmhouse is whispering in the other ear, begging for authenticity and freedom to be imperfect.   

Planks or drywall?  What would you choose?


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