Thursday, July 2, 2009

Progress

After 2 very long days of working to remove  that 8’ x 8’ area of really stubborn wallpaper, it’s finally off!   Gone!  I should have just rented a wallpaper steamer to start with but I kept thinking it wasn’t worth it for such a small area….I didn’t have that much more to do…etc.  Ha!  Live and learn.
So I went from this mess…

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…to this.    It looks better already with just a coat of primer on it!

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I’m off to Lowe’s today to buy the paint.  Can’t wait to show you what color I finally decided on (after much waffling back and forth).

  

13 comments:

janet said...

Oh this is soooooooo much work, and you have got through the worse part, i look forward to seeing the color you have chosen.
hugs
janet

Frugal Fine Living said...

Yay! You did it! Great job! I know that is such hard work. Now you need to go out and buy yourself something for the room as a reward! :-)

Jane

Gayle said...

Lookin' GOOD girlfriend!!
Pat yourself on the back for
all your effort! Believe me, I know, a small area can kick your butt, but it's all worth it when you're done.
I can't wait to see the finished room!! :0)
I hope you have an absolutely WONDERFUL and safe 4th of July!

I had to start a new blog, my other one had some problems that were over my head to fix.
I hate that! So stop by and say hey if you get a chance. I'll be checking back to see your room and it's dazzling transformation!!

Gayle

Deanna said...

Oh Shari..I can't wait to see the paint color you are going to choose! I'll come back and check up on ya!!

xoxo,
Deanna :D

Shelia said...

Woo Hooness! Glad you got that ole stubborn wallpaper off!
Be a sweetie and have a wonderful 4th!
Shelia ;)

Willow said...

Hi Shari,

Oh, how I remember trying to get wallpaper off. When we first moved into the house I put wallpaper border close to the ceilings in every room. Big mistake. I started to hate it. I decided when it was time to repaint a room I would take it off.

I could not believe how hard it was. Well the first room was easy, but the second was all pain.

I bought the liquid that they say will make it come off easy,no way. Someone told me about renting a machine to take it off and than a neighbor said she used a steamer that she uses on her clothes. I did that and it came off.

I like the border in one room and it will stay, but I have one more room that has it and next year I am going to take it off.

So I know what a mess and trouble it can be.

Can't wait to see what color paint you choose.

Willow

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Yey, lookin' good girlfriend! Can't wait to see the room finished. You did a great job!

Debbie xo

Lisa said...

Great wall! I can't wait to see your paint!!
Hugs, Lisa

Cindy said...

It is looking good, Shari. I can't wait to see your new color!! I am back from my Holiday, stop over and see my pictures of the rugged Rocky Mountains. Hugs ~cindy s~

D said...

Shari,
The worst part is over. Now the fun part begins. :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Congratulations, Shari! You've finished removing all the wallpaper! You've reached the fun part! I can't wait to see what color you choose!

Have a safe and happy July 4th!

Tina

Di said...

Oh, I feel your pain. I have a whole wall like that. I have used fabric softener, DIF, a professional steamer, you name it. I peel off a sliver of paper at a time.

Someday, I'll get it done and NEVER use wallpaper again.

Congrats on getting yours done.

Bunny said...

Looks like you will be busy, it is such a wonderful feeling when it is all done. I have done jobs like this and you seem to never think it will end. It does and you will probably never use wall paper again LOL. Hugs