After Erin's post about her new house (awesome!), I felt the urge to look back at some of our lovely before and after pictures on the rooms in our own home. Erin's question of how to remove wallpaper brought back horrid memories of one room in particular in our house: the master bedroom.
The room had classy bird and flower wallpaper from the 70's that we guessed had been in the house since day one, maybe that's why it was so ridiculously hard to get off. We used all of the tricks we could find: vinegar, fabric softener, DIF (a product for wallpaper removal), and little tools said to "surely get the job done," but it was all a hoax because nothing worked for us. We pretty much had to use hard labor. If I had to do it again, maybe I'd try the steamer technique, but at the time, we couldn't get our hands on one. So, check out the pictures below to see the tremendous transformation.
|The 1970's traditional master bedroom, complete with flowery wallpaper.
|Notice the light fixture in the corner of the room, what's up with that?
|Begin: wallpaper removal. Derek is looking a bit haggard.
|I think Derek summed up our feelings about this wall.
|Argh, is this really all I've done!
|Ta da, a painted room! We made it through. The color on the walls is Sherwin Williams, Gris. Love it!
|Now to add in the decor, including this awesome painting done by my friend Aileen. See more of her stuff here.