July 18, 2008 5

wallpaper removal

By in Master Bedroom

So my mom and I worked for about an hour/hour and a half on removing wallpaper last night (we had to leave the air conditioner in the window to beat the humidity, hence I slept very little in the spare bedroom last night). It is coming off fairly easy. The walls underneath scare me, but I am forging ahead. There appears to be about 4 different layers of wallpaper and two layers of paint on the walls. I’m about to begin again shortly!

5 Responses to “wallpaper removal”

  1. Anna at D16 says:

    Wow! Look at those high ceilings!! GO GO GO!!!

    The humidity here is ridiculous, too. I tried to do some gardening earlier, and I felt nauseous after about 15 minutes and had to come inside.

  2. Anna at D16 says:

    p.s. Your deep window sills are to DIE for! Those sills are perfect for showing off some gorgeous pottery/books/sculptures/plants! Lucky, lucky, lucky.

  3. Adam says:

    I do love my deep window sills! It’s too bad there is contact paper (wood-grained in the living room windows) on almost every single one!

  4. drwende says:

    Only four layers of paper in close to 200 years? You’d ordinarily have closer to 10 layers — I wonder why there are so few. Is there any sign that the walls were completely stripped and redone at some time?

    (Obviously this complete stranger finds your project fascinating!)

  5. Adam says:

    The walls looked like they had had some serious patching at one time, but the same family owned this house for many years and that is why there are probably so few layers. I don’t think they used the upstairs much.

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