The Life and Times of Poopwa Foley

Scratching an Itch

Posted on: September 29, 2014

my friend Mary. so funny. (*the story, and herself.)

Mary Lamphere

A few weeks ago when my husband was out of town, I painted our bedroom. It hadn’t been updated in nineteen years. When we first moved in, I painted it two pale shades of jade to match my Laura Ashley comforter. I stylishly divided the top green and the bottom green (covered the seam where the colors met) with the obligatory wallpaper border that the 1995 decorating trend demanded.


Don’t get me wrong, I loved my green walls. I didn’t even mind the wallpaper border.

By the time I remembered to take a picture, I was down to the poorly lit corner. By the time I remembered to take a picture, I was down to the poorly lit corner.

(Stop shuddering, it was pretty! A narrow border that lasted nearly two decades with very little fading, discoloring or peeling.)
But the comforter had seen much better days.

I found a new comforter, also Laura Ashley, that I liked and selected paint chips to match. Two shades, but instead of upper…

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