Three days after we got married we bought a house to flip in a town about 40 minutes from us. My job was removing the wallpaper in the bedrooms and repairing the walls (and by that, I mean the horsehair plaster under four layers of wallpaper). That job scarred me toward any other wallpaper removal. Thankfully, this job was a breeze and five hours later I’m proud to say that we have a wallpaper-less living room. Come on in, we’ll go in through the dining room doors.
Let me refresh your memory. The built-ins had a mauve paisley wallpaper that match the window seat cushions and curtains. The room was incredibly well done (custom everything) but it wasn’t our style.
I bought the WP Chomp wallpaper scorer from Home Depot and their concentrated wallpaper remover solution. They were both incredibly easy to use with a plastic putty knife to actually do the removal. The window seats look so much brighter, albeit, boring, right now but step by small step we are coming closer to the look that we want for this room.
On Sunday I wrote out in my planner a job for every day of the week for this room. Monday and Tuesday I assigned myself the wallpaper removal and tomorrow’s job is to tackle the inside of the built-ins. I’m not sure I could be more excited about that job…
When my mom, sister and I went to IKEA the other day I came home with these velveteen pillow covers for $8 apiece. The color pulls out the bright blue in the rug gorgeously. I’m trying to be better about adding color into this house. Just imagine how much different this shot would look if the mauve were navy or another color I’ll pull out of the rug.
I’m now itching to get back to IKEA and pick up some more pillows for the window seats. I love how welcoming and comfy they look with pillows!
Whenever I read other blogs I love to see how the rooms connect to each other. The door on the far left of the photo goes into the dining room and the door at the back of the photo goes into the long addition on the back of the house where we have the playroom.
Can’t wait to show you the space next week after the paint dries on the built-ins! See you here Thursday with a new post!