Ten hours of stripping wallpaper. I’m sore, tired, and my hands hurt. Fortunately, it was much less expensive than completely tearing down the walls, and we were able to paint and just about finish another bedroom! I like to call this room the nursery because it is the smallest of the three, and let’s face it, someday it will be.
The first layer of wallpaper (yes, there was more than one) was very easy to tear down. For the second layer, we had to use a steamer. My mom and I stripped the rest of the wallpaper in this room on Saturday while Justin and my dad replaced all of the moldy insulation in the eaves of the attic. Both were huge projects that were a huge relief to finish.
I still haven’t decided what’s easier to look at, the vibrant, vintage wallpaper selection or the skeevy horror-movie-looking bare walls. Either way, the final product was worth it!
Justin and I bought a new light fixture, a new baseboard heater and still need to change the hardware and update the electrical outlets. Hopefully this week we can make those changes and start enjoying the space, as a storage room for now. 🙂
Here are pictures of my dad and Justin changing out the insulation and enclosing the built-in drawers with drywall. This was no easy task for them, as they had to be on their knees all day.
Once my mom and I finished taking the wallpaper down in the nursery, we tackled the guest room. This room too, had two layers of wallpaper. The steamer was our saving grace in this room, as we expected it to be similar to the experience we had in our bedroom. Fortunately, will a little patience and a lot of elbow grease, we were able to take it off.
I know what you’re thinking, “Why on earth would you want to get rid of that gorgeous wallpaper?!”
My dad lent us his pair of “flash-light” glasses. These surprisingly came in handy for the attic and wallpaper once it got dark! Hopefully this week we can finish the job and eventually, paint this room too!
Keep an eye out for more finished photos soon!