Daisy and I spent the weekend at our new house!
just all day Saturday and Sunday.
(She's such a trooper!)
Our mission was to remove some wallpaper.
Hence the sorry state of my nails today.
This is one of the upstairs bedrooms,
which will become mine.
Tools of the trade.
My method is to first score the wall
with a razor knife.
Next, I saturate the wall
with a mixture
of white vinegar and water.
After about 15 minutes,
once the vinegar and water
have done their magic,
I began to pull the top layer
of the paper off the wall.
Underneath the patterned paper
is another layer of paper.
I am not really sure if this layer
is backing for the original paper,
or a layer of glue. (???)
At any rate,
I then saturate it
with the vinegar/water mixture,
wait until it soaks in and
That layer can be pulled away too.
One finished wall!
Truthfully, I have made this
appear much easier
than it really was.
Not all the paper comes away
in nice long pieces.
Sometimes it's seemingly,
by the square inch!!!
After about six hours
of very tedious work...
...the entire room was done!
Sunday, it was onward
to the second upstairs bedroom.
I do not have a finished pictured
to show you of this room.
By the time I finished it,
I was too tired to think about pictures!
Other things accomplished this week -
the subway tile is here!
It will be used as a back splash
in the kitchen,
and as wall surrounds for the tubs.
The "old pantry" has now been
framed in for the new laundry space.
The kitchen has a new sub floor installed.
The wall around the upstairs tub
has been replaced.
The wall at the foot of the tub,
next to the window,
was bare brick
when I arrived Saturday morning.
It has now been covered with sheet rock.
So, things are moving along.
Daisy and I discovered this blooming bush
at the back of the property
during one of our breaks.
Anyone have any idea what it is?
It is lovely...
as are all the forward steps made
in the past week!