Monday, January 16, 2012

Breaking News....Wallpaper-GONE!

Yes, that's right.  The wallpaper is gone!  So is all feeling in my right arm!!!!  I reluctantly drug my grumpy self into the play room yesterday at about 2:00 to gettir done!!  I had my spray bottle with fabric softener diluted with hot water, a piping hot steam iron, rags, razor blades, extra water, a diet soda, and the telly turned onto the only thing I could find, The Hallmark Channel.  Two and half movies, and five hours later, the paper was gone.
Several years ago when we had our copper repipe done, they had to cut several hole in the walls to access plumbing.  These spots on the wall will have to be retextured before I paint.  I also have to have the entire laundry room retextured before I can paint that room.  I was half way considering doing those two small areas myself so that I can get this room done while I am on a roll.  I YouTubed lots of videos and think I can do it.
There is this one spot in the corner of the room, where I could not get that paper to budge.  I held the steam iron to it, I sprayed, I cursed a little, I scraped, I cried, and nothing.  I am going to sand it off.  The armoire hides it, so at this point, I don't care!
Most of this wallpaper came off in pieces this size!
I kid you NOT!  It was a nightmare!   After I resume feeling in my hands and limbs, and the burns from the iron heal, I will go on to the next step.  But today, I don't want to think about it.
The other day while I was at my favorite Vintage & Thrift, I found this red tray with flowers on it.
I think I will put a plate hanger on it and hang it in my sewing room, right here above my aqua mailbox.
I was looking for a few of my Valentiney things to put out today.  I have a darling red shaped pillow that I cannot find anywhere.  This is a heart shaped mug rug I made several years ago when I was teaching myself how to make chenille.
I love all of the reds on my aqua bench.
More hearts.
I love this rustic tin heart.  And next to it a a favorite photo of mine.  We had family pictures taken down at the beach for my Mom last year.  We wrote my Dad's name in the sand, and all gathered around it, then blew a kiss heavenward.  The photographer took our picture from the pier.  I get chills every time I look at it.
 Puffy pink and red hearts in an aqua antique ball jar sitting in my kitchen window sill.
I am loving our much cooler weather.  And we had beautiful rain all night last night.  Much better weather for January!
Hope you all have a nice day today!
XO  Kris

23 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

My son and daughter-in-love are closing on their first home this week. It is a charmer--except for quite a bit of wallpaper that needs to come down. Alas, I'm too far away to help! = )

Best,
Bonnie

Jill said...

Congratulations on no more wallpaper! ;-) Love that little tray, super cute and that picture at the beach for your mom is just priceless! Have a great afternoon!! Try to relax a bit!

blessings,
Jill

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, So glad for you that your wallpaper is all gone. Boy oh boy what a job you had. I've never had that much trouble removing it. I can't believe Valentine's Day is 4 weeks away; where are the days going? Loved all your photos. Hey can you please keep your rain; you sent the storm to us and now we have snow coming-I really don't want it.
Have a great evening.
Noreen

Pam said...

Yay the wallpaper is gone! You deserve a hand massage or a relaxing manicure. I love your little red tray. We got just a little bit of rain and are enjoying cooler weather too. Have a great week!

Holly said...

I was thinking about sneaking down to california and wallpapering your bedroom while you're on vacation. What do you think about that? So sorry you had to do all of that, what a mess! You, once again, are my hero. Love the pic of your family. Get some rest!

kpaints said...

Finally...I bet you are ready to die!!!! You can get a small tub of mud (sheetrock) and take a plastic bag and dip it in the mud and then stamp it in those untextured areas. Then knock it down with a putty knife to match the texture already there.

You can easily do a whole room like this with a roller and sheetrock mud (thin just a little), roll it and then knock it down with a wide putty knife. Keep a wet edge over the area as you work. It's so easy. Have fun.

Love the family photo on the beach...it's really cool!

Genn said...

Hooray for no more wall paper!!
you want to throw a party??? ;)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Isn't that a great feeling...a job well done! I love the aqua/red color combination, too!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

We didn't get any rain. I'm sad.

by Teresa said...

You are one determined woman! I had a professional wallpaper person come and remove the wallpaper in our family room as it frightened me! LOL! You are getting a jump on Valentines decor I see.. I love to decorate for the holidays.. I have a Valentine tablecloth that you would love. I'll put it on my table when I photograph my Val stuff so you can see it.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

What a feeling of accomplishment! WOWZA, what a job girl...you done good!

Gloria said...

I love rain:)))

Libby said...

I consider wall paper my natural born enemy *s* Hope you get the use of your arms again real soon.

Nicolle said...

I know you are so relieved to be done with that wallpaper. What a job! Your fingertips even look red and raw in that picture. Ouch.

The picture of your family blowing a kiss toward heaven and your dad's name in the sand...that really choked me up. How beautiful.

Nicolle said...
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Nicolle said...

ps. My dad's name was Don too. :))

Jann said...

What a job that must have been to remove that paper~I have removed some in my life and can totally relate!

Janna said...

Oh how I've missed you! I don't check in for a couple of weeks and come back to find you working on home improvement projects and already having your Valentines decorations up. See what I've been missing out on! Love the new blog look - it suits you.

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deb said...

UGH....I hate taking down wallpaper!!!!!!!! hopefully you are done with it!!!!

Stacey said...

Yay for no more wall paper!!!! woohoo :)

DaCraftyLady said...

I'm with you when the paper's down its time to party...congrats on finishing it.. I just loved the photo with your family on the beach and writing your dad's name in the sand. That was touching!!! Do stop by and take a chance to win in my free give away...on my crochet blog... :) Have a great weekend...

Jann Olson said...

Oh Kris, I LOVE your little red tray! It will be perfect in your sewing room. The Valentine reds look so cute on your blue. Also love the blue jars. I need to pull mine out. I use alot of them in my sewing room for notions, but have a few downstairs in my storage room. So glad you wallpaper removal is done. That is NOT a fun job!