Thursday, August 2, 2007

As God Is My Witness....

I will never have wallpaper in my house ever again. As much as I really, really liked the nice folks we bought the house from, if I ran into either of them today, I might take a notion to strangle them. (just kidding, of course). But, they sure did love the wallpaper.

I've never hung wallpaper, but don't you suppose that's a more difficult task than, say, painting? What's wrong with painting, people?!?!

The Evil Twin and I have quite a task ahead as we desperately strip wallpaper in the basement. Then, we need to get all those surfaces painted before August 7th, which is when our new carpet is being installed.

On one particularly fun wall, the paper was adhered to just the bare (unprepped) drywall. It's going to take some sanding and patching to make that bitch look halfway decent. Perhaps we will go with the sponge technique on that one to try to minimize flaws. Sheesh.

Well, I must get back to work. I left the Evil Twin by himself while I came upstairs to grab a couple of quick sips of vino and to cool off for a bit. Time to get to it and pull my weight.


  1. Oh, gross.

    I don't envy you at all.

    And I don't blame you for drinking while doing it!

  2. Well, wallpaper was all the rage in the 80's. We have several rooms of it that need to be removed too, and I am going to start in January. I promise.

    If you can't get that wallboard smooth again, you can buy lining paper (plain white wallpaper) and it will cover a multitude of sins, then you can paint over it.

  3. I once pulled paper off an unprepped wall (I didn't know) and the sheetrock tore off too. Our entire Labor Day weekend was spent replacing the sheetrock wall, baseboard, chair rail... That was 17 years ago-- I learned my lesson! We have paper to remove in this house now. I've learned how to "steam", lol!

  4. Wallpaper is evil. (full body shiver). Evil I say.