We had never hung or tore down wallpaper before moving into our present house. I NEVER want to do either again … EVER!! I saw a beautiful wallpaper in a friend’s kitchen so when I moved into this house I wanted to copy! I LOVE COPYING PRETTY THINGS!
I didn’t have a great picture of the wallpaper so I found this picture of Daughter #2 (isn’t she cute?) with a good picture of the wallpaper in the background.
Here is a before of the kitchen:
Ten years later, we had a big hole in the wall, many stains on the paper and it was lifting all over the place so we decided to tear it down. WOW! What a lot of work! We sprayed the walls with wallpaper remover solution, let it soak in and started pulling.
One of three things happened:
1) The paper came down with no problem;
2) The paper did NOT come down ;
3) or the wall came down with the paper!!!
The LOML (Love of My Life!) working hard!
After much patchwork (a big shout out to our friends Marge and Karl for all their help!!), sanding, and clean-up, we could get to the FUN part….PAINTING!!
Here are the green walls painted with Valspar Mint Frost:
Note the Panera Bagels box on the island (YUMMY!)