So Im sitting here today typing to you with frozen veggies on my neck & shoulder and frozen fruit on my back.  Why, you ask?  
Well it all started with this great idea my sister & I had.  She had asked me to help her redecorate her master bedroom.  She liked the stripes that I had done in my dining room and wanted them on the focal wall of her bedroom. 

So as I was taping my little heart out from the top of the ladder (and I will admit here that I was NOT standing on it properly) I went to move and the ladder went one way and I went the other.  1st banging my head against the wall, the crumpling up and slowly sliding down the wall as the ladder pulled my feet out from under me.  I ended up on my side landing on top of the ladder.  I broke the pencil I was holding and bent the ladder.  

And of course as soon as it was over and my sister made sure I was alive- we both “tweeted” about the incident.  We are dorks!

So after my visit to my chiropractor today- I have a rib out of place and lots & lots of bruising.  BUT the good news is- her walls look awesome!! and I cant wait to show you the after shots!


7 thoughts on “DIY-Disasters”

  1. Mrs. DeVore says:

    Oh no!!!! I almost fell a few times last might when I was painting my office…hope you feel better soon! Can’t wait for the reveal!

  2. Rachael @ Roco Rennie says:

    Gees glad to hear that your still alive!!! Things ones does for the love of interior. Hope you feel better soon, and get those images up. I’d be a tweeting dork too if that happened to me. xx

  3. Amanda, so sorry to hear that. Thank goodness you are okay!!
    I emailed last week about winning the free e-design room board and am wondering if you recieved my email? My email has been acting up so just checking to make sure it was sent to you.

  4. Oh, my!

    This is scary! I’m happy you’re okay, but take it easy now. Just relax for a while, ok?

    I can’t believe you tweeted about it. That’s so funny! 🙂

    Have a great day!


    Luciane at

  5. I guess it could have been so much worse…egads, girl!! I can’t wait to see the wall that brought this all about….and for a while, maybe you should back away from the ladder, or take a safety course……just saying.

  6. Desiree says:

    Wow, sorry to hear that. I hope you are feeling better. And I’m sure her room is looking great!

  7. Shannon says:

    Oh that’s bad! A little Motrin, ice, and a glass of wine should fix you up. I fell off a ladder once while painting a friend’s bathroom with a red wash over ventitian plaster. I tipped the whole paint bucket over while trying to stop myself falling. I was fine, but the red glaze went all over the hall way wall and hardwood floor. What a mess! I had to repaint the wall, but luckily got it of the wood floor before it stained. Hope you feel better soon!

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