Sunday, May 23, 2010

May Long Weekend Updates

This weekend has been quite productive so far around the house.

We have officially started the guest/reading room and I'm so excited to get it done!

First up, wallpaper removal. I know your jealous but I'll try to keep the bragging to a minimum. Strangely enough Thomas disappeared for this little project.. ODD!

I consider myself lucky with this room in that there is only a teeny tiny strip of wallpaper opposed to a full wall.. which DOES exist in my bathroom. It's a good thing I'm getting some practice.. right? If your thinking about tackling an ugly wallpaper job at your house.. heres how I did mine!

This took about 3hours in total and I used the following tools:

  • Sponge
  • Bowl of steaming hot water
  • Gloves
  • Scraper

The water was boiling HOT. I soaked the paper once all over and removed the top layer. I was left with the really messy adhesive still stuck to the wall.


I then soaked the adhesive paper twice over with the sponge and let it sit for 15minnutes before applying another layer of HOT water. After making sure it was nice and soggy I started scraping.



If you take anything away from this it is to make sure you absolutely S-O-A-K this stuff. It's really messy but it will save your walls.




So the next step is the strip of chocolate brown paint and we have Neapolitan ice cream walls..


Just kidding.. but we did start our painting and I can't wait to show you how it turns out..


Oh and by the way I found Thomas…



Hey summer, we're ready when you are.



  1. Keep up the good work and the very best to you both.......Aunt Marlene

  2. I love it... you crack me up with your writing. I can't wait to read (and see) what is next!!

    Good job guys!

  3. Looking good so far! I cant wait to see whats next....