Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Imagine the Impossibilities, seem impossible?

All over blogland, during the month of January, we've been reading about the "Imagine the Impossibilities" challenge. After reading about this challenge on blogs every where I turned,  I decided to take the plunge and jump in! My impossibility? Half "pony" walls that separate my entry way and living room. They are the bain of my existence. The walls, like every other wall in my house, are textured and are featureless and blah.

Even the flooring is at different heights and does
not transition well.
To top it off, the right side is plopped in the middle of a short wall that has a doorway on each side of it, both leading into the same room. Who designed this anyway? I would love to know what they were thinking. Talk about a waste of space. (seriously don't look at the mess in the kitchen, this is the 'normal' for our house of 3 boys).

So, I took the plunge and decided to buck up and challenge myself to do something about these walls that would make them eye appealing and attractive. Ideas? Oh, I have plenty of ideas. Did I succeed? No. Sadly, no.

My desire is to trim out each side of the wall, sand the dark wood at the top and paint it all the "Timeless Ivory" white that I have used in the kitchen. My goal is to make it look like a true 'pony' wall that is typical of old houses and used as a divider between rooms. 
Pinterest.com idea. Love this!

Another Pinterest idea. I have been looking for old, leaded
glass windows to hang, just like this, over the 1/2 walls.

What did I discover in the process? Each side of each wall is a different width. The overhang of the top 'shelf' like ledge has a different depth of overhang on each side. I tried many different types of trim, many different ways to cut it, nothing worked. But I will not give up. I will persevere and find a solution. What did I learn? I learned that while the challenge to conquer the impossible was a great motivator, it wasn't worth stressing myself out to overcome and conquer my 'impossible.' It just isn't working right now but I will keep trying until I find a solution.

So thanks. Thanks for the challenge. And, yes, there will be a part 2. (Maybe a 3 and 4, who knows?)


  1. Oh gosh...how frustrating! I hope you find a great solution...can't wait to see!

  2. The important thing is that you have started on the journey! I know you will finish it the way you want soon! Thanks for linking up to our party!


  3. You can do it ... you can do it ... and keep us posted!

    Thanks so much for linking up your 'learning experience' ...


  4. I love you Pinterest inspiration! That would looks so pretty. Never, never, never, never give up!

  5. Love the inspiration! I know how frustrating those types of things can be, especially after you feel compelled to change/improve it! I hope you find your perfect solution.

  6. Yay for getting started! Thanks so much for linking the progress up to the challenge!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  7. I love that idea - glad we motivated you to get started on this. Looking forward to future posts - new follower!


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