Saturday, June 02, 2007

Aaagh! Who needed a wall treatment???

I can't remember who blogged about this. But my paperillusions came today, and this stuff is KILLER! We got script cobalt blue. It really is as easy as they say. We have an irregularly shaped entry-way bathroom that had old wallpaper on half the wall and funky swirled texture on the bottom. Well, we painted the bottom, no problem. The top ... I attempted to pull down the wallpaper, to have the experience of the vinyl coming off, leaving the paper behind. And, oh joy, they had never primed the wallboard. What to do?

Well, here's what I did: put wallpaper primer over the ripped up shreds of paper and wallboard. Didn't even bother to sandpaper. Began ripping and slapping up the paper illusions. It Looks So Cool. Yes, yes, pictures are forthcoming. It's so easy, I have even let the almost-5 and the almost-8 help out.

The Husband was way impressed when he came home. We're already making plans for the peeling 70's wallpaper in our master bath.


Boobless Brigade Master said...

Ohhh...I can't wait to see pics!
This kind of decorating, sounds right up my alley!

Kaleigh said...

I was the one looking for ideas. I'd love to see pictures of this to see if it would work.

See, we're on a home tour in October, which meant that I was planning to do the painting, etc., in July (when the kids are out of town), but then I found out that my nephews (and their parents) are coming for Labor Day. Those little boys are the reason we need to repaint anyway. Which means I'm either going to wait until after they're gone to do anything, or what I do needs to stand up to preschooler boys whose parents don't adequately control them from messing up people's stuff.

Nancy said...

Color me intrigued!