Sunday, June 26, 2011

Goodbye, wallpaper.

We woke up to rain last weekend, so although I had been hoping to do some more planting that day, I cast about for an indoor project. Lying in bed and thinking, my eyes fell on our ucky dark green-and-white-striped wallpaper. Hey I know! Let's strip wallpaper!

We had wallpaper in three rooms: the master bedroom, the living room, and the dining room. We also had chair rails in almost every room. The living room, for example, had striped wallpaper on the bottom and dark burgundy paint on the top. Just not my style. Time for it to go!



Let's just say that wasn't exactly my favorite home project. The important thing is, however, that except for one wall in the bedroom, we've cleared it all off. Hurrah. And since we had the furniture all shifted, we thought--why not go ahead and paint? So we did. Without more ado, here are some before-and-afters:

 Living room before

Living room before

Living room after

Living room after

Dining room before

Dining room after

 Dining room after

I've never masked my distaste for the wallpaper in the bedroom, but the wallpaper in the living room and dining room wasn't so bad. It wasn't really my style, but it was okay and fine to live with for a while as we worked on other projects.

But now, with a nice soft avocado green on the walls, the space feels more open and airy. It's really a vast improvement. Now I just need to get stuff on the walls!!
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