Last night, V and I had an impromptu wallpaper removal party. And he sent me the invite. Over the past few days, V had been slowly working on peeling wallpaper from the small area under my desk. Once he got that off the wall, he turned his attention to the small area by the breakfast nook window. Because I’m
a good mom hate the wallpaper, I joined him.
Ben thought we were crazy, but didn’t object. Fortunately, it peeled off easily. Well, the design part peeled off easily. The paper split, leaving the glued paper on the walls. In many places, full sheets of the patterned parts came off quickly. And in about an hour, we had all the ugly blue paper off the walls in the kitchen and office.
I’m happy to see the kitchen lighter and brighter, but I know it’ll be a complete pain to tear off the glued paper parts.
Lucky for me, I can work on this when I’m in the mood. Hmmm, how often is one in the mood to remove wallpaper? I guess we’ll find out.
For now, we’ve got a mock Tuscan look going on.
But I guess the crazy blue wallpaper wasn’t all bad. Now the crazy things the previous owner did are completely obvious. Like these five(!) nails randomly above the kitchen window.
And three more above the breakfast nook window, because, you know, everything is better in odd numbers.
My office has a few issues, too.
Like a wall full of pin holes. Seriously, a little cork would have been better than this:
Gah, I love wallpaper…NOT! Well, at least I’ve got time to work on it. Anyone know an easy way to get the paper off without further damaging the walls? Raise your hand if you want to come over and help. Ah ha, I see you in the back. Come on, I’ll feed you and provide the booze after.