We just uploaded the first episode of our guest room design to YouTube. There’s probably three episodes worth of unedited material to go through so I will be editing more video this coming week and working on the next two episodes of the guest room design. Speaking of editing YouTube episodes, we’ve found that the last episode had some audio problems only when viewed on a TV with surround sound. The voice audio is very low. But on my computer and phone, before I uploaded it to YouTube, I didn’t hear any issues in audio. When Scott saw it, he saw it on his big projection screen with surround sound and the audio did not mix well. You could barely hear my voice throughout most of the video. So if you’ve watched it and thought geez the audio sucks, we have purchased better editing equipment that will hopefully help us equalize the audio tracks.
In addition to that, we purchased something equivalent to a Go-Pro called the AKASO EK7000 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera Ultra HD with lots of accessories and gear that will help us on all of our Colorado adventures this spring and summer. One thing we will definitely be using this camera for is our sponsored Urban Adventure Quest in Boulder Colorado. The Joneses will be doing our very own Amazing Race-like adventure in Boulder and of course, we’ll be filming all of it and sharing it on our channel!
The Wows and Woes of Wallpaper
In our third episode of our guest room design, you will see our wallpaper reveal! Photowall.com has given us wallpaper for our guest room design. Now when I think about wallpaper, I think about the old peeling stuff in a 1970’s house with a horrible floral design. This, however, is different and I’m excited to do a fun reveal of this product on our YouTube channel. Wallpaper is making a comeback in home design trends, so please don’t throw the idea of using wallpaper out. Wait until you see our reveal, I think it will change your mind!
Scott and I, having never worked with wallpaper before did a pretty good job at putting it up on the wall. My only regret is the wall I chose to put it on. I should have chosen the wall that I originally painted as an accent wall, not the wall next to the door frame. Why?! Because the space over the door frame is blank. If I had to do it over again I’d switch it. I will make it work though because there’s really no going back once the wallpaper is up. You can’t save or salvage wallpaper in any way.
Another thing to consider with wallpaper is how straight the wall was built. In almost every house we’ve lived in we’ve had problems hanging pictures in a symmetrical way because the wall was higher in the middle or on one end than on the other. So if you measure from ceiling to floor on one side of the wall and it’s 12′ 10” on the left side, you expect it to also be 12′ 10” on the right. Instead, we’ve ended up with a higher side by anything from a few centimeters to a few inches. So if you think of this in terms of wallpaper, you will see that the wallpaper will have some gaps toward the ceiling line or baseboards by however many centimeters or inches it’s off. Choosing the best wall for wallpaper is the first step. Measure that wall from floor to ceiling first on both sides and make sure it measures the same. I now have to find a way to disguise that there’s a gap at the top below the ceiling. I have a pretty good idea in mind. I just have to get over to Hobby Lobby and poke around a bit. I can spend hours in that store!
Back to YouTube:
I also have not done the weekly topics I wanted to do on YouTube. Last week I didn’t do one, but this week I want to. This week it will be about the pros and cons of taking risks or putting yourself in uncomfortable situations. I suppose it’s a similar topic to the first video, but I want to share how a great thing happened to me when I was uncomfortable with the idea of meeting strangers.
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