Posts tagged "wallpaper removal"

It’s taken almost 4 years, but we’re finally rid of the teal wallpaper on the main floor of our house!  The last hold-out was the floral border in the foyer, which Phil, the painter, removed for us a couple of weeks ago before patching and repainting the walls in a fresh shade of blue. As…

Painting the Foyer

It’s been about 3 1/2 years since we moved in to our house and today the last of the flowered teal wallpaper came down! When we moved in, there was teal wallpaper (with small flowers) in the sun room, teal wallpaper (with large flowers) in the dining room, and a flowered teal wallpaper border in…

We took the wallpaper down in the dining room over the weekend and now I’m trying to pick a paint color for the walls.  I’m really struggling with it because the colors look so different on the walls than they do on little paint samples.  We think we’d like to paint the room gray, but…

We’ve been talking about taking down the wallpaper in our dining room since the first time we walked through this house with our real estate agent.  I’ve been struggling with the decision of what to do with the walls after we remove the wallpaper, so we’ve been living with it for the last couple of…

Painting the Powder Room

Last weekend, we decided to start again on the project of removing all of the wallpaper in the house by focusing on the main floor powder room, which had an ivy wallpaper above the wainscoting.  The pattern wasn’t one that we found very objectionable in comparison to some of the other wallpaper in the house,…

This afternoon, we started on what we were sure was going to be a multiple day effort to remove the green, floral wallpaper from our sun room walls. Given our previous experiences with removing wallpaper, we were crossing our fingers, hoping that the paper would at least be strippable and the walls properly prepped. Surprisingly,…

Decorating the Sun Room

Shortly after we moved into our house last fall, we started the process of removing wallpaper in our new home. We started with the floral border in our bedroom, but never made it any further before the holiday season. Now, we’re starting a project to remove wallpaper, paint, and decorate our sun room. The plan…

Between the last house we lived in and this house, we’ve had our share of wallpaper removal experiences and it’s become pretty obvious that no two wallpapers in no two rooms are the same. Our attempts to remove wallpaper in our bathroom at the old house took weeks experimenting with just about every wallpaper removal…

Wallpaper – when is it ever a good idea? It doesn’t matter what the pattern is – it’s going to go out of style and, even when in style, it’s such a matter of personal taste. What I dislike about it most is that removal is no small task. Best case, it’s hours of tedious…