Thursday, December 4, 2008

Removing Wallpaper

Yesterday, I began the process of removing the old wallpaper from the master bedroom closet. We already went through this process for the master bedroom, itself, when we moved in, but did not have time to do the closet. So the closet has sat empty (well, sort of...it had become a "collect-all" for various odds and ends!!), waiting to be finished. There were only 2 layers of wallpaper in the closet! The top layer, the oh-so-pretty green, was applied in the late 1970's or early 1980's. The second layer, the lighter color on the plaster wall, was probably original to the house. As I remove the old paper, I am finding an occasional horse hair from the paste used to apply the wallpaper! There are a few minor cracks in the plaster that my husband will repair, and then I will apply the new wallpaper. It will be soooooo nice to have my clothes back in the closet!! They have been resting on racks in the bedroom since we moved in!!!

5 comments:

Milah said...

I have to do the same thing in the bathroom we're remodeling, but not today....I'm going Christmas shopping!

Laura-IH said...

Horse hair!?!? Eeeeew! That does NOT sound like a fun job, but I'll bet it will be so nice when it is done!

Barbara said...

"Oh so pretty green" must have been popular in the 70's. It was everywhere on the ground floor of our house when we moved here in 1980. We painted over it ASAP but left the inside of the front hall closet as it was. Closets never seem to get done in our house. ;)

The Other Barb said...

This project reminds me of the one my son, Jeff, did when he bought his great-grandmother's house. He wanted to change the wallpaper in the kitchen. Unfortunately there were 2 layers of wallpaper on pasterboard. He ended up taking down all the walls and started over. The kitchen looks very nice now.Good luck!

Angela said...

But you have only lived there like a month right.....???? LOL