Then on Sunday, we tackled the wallpaper in the powder room. What a hot mess!!!!! I'm pretty sure this wallpaper (and floral border) were put up when the house was built in 1990. Why do I think this? Because the wallpaper was adhered straight onto the drywall !!!! No no no.
We started on the large wall to the left, and the pieces were coming off easily in huge pieces. As we kept working, the pieces kept getting smaller and smaller and harder to take off. I'm not sure what was going on. We finally were exhausted and frustrated and gave up for the day.
I know what you're probably thinking... we should have paid someone. But we are saving money buy doing the removal ourselves.
So maybe some of you out there have some tips? We are using DIF in a spray bottle. We are following the instructions: score, spray, wait 15 minutes, spray again and wait again, then spray again before removing it.
I think we are having problems because of the drywall issue. So we'll just have to keep working on it piece by piece.
In the mean time, I'll be thinking about the final product...
[ image via better homes and gardens ]