Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Wallpaper Pledge

Tonight I pledge to never, ever put up wallpaper. Dan helped me begin the tedious job of removing the 40 year-old avocado green, fuzzy wallpaper from our entry wall this past week. Amazingly, we've managed to remove the hideous paper using water, a power sprayer, scrapers, and lots of determination. We even discovered how plastic can help by accident (we were protecting a light switch). If you spray down the wallpaper with water, cover it with plastic, then leave it, the paper is much easier to remove later. Tim came home and added a scoring technique to all of this. He is now determined to get the paper down tonight (yeah!). Here are some pictures of how the wall looks now. I can't wait until this atrocious paper is history! Once we get this wall painted, I'll post some pictures.


Jeff Hamm said...

I remember when we had to take the "popcorn" off our ceiling in our old house... hated it, but nice results. I'm sure you're looking forward to being done with this wall forever!

Keely said...

We had wallpaper in our old house and it was a pain to get down. I am so sorry that you have to go through that but in the end it's all worth it.