When we moved into our house two years ago, almost every room upstairs was covered in wallpaper. I’m not a wallpaper person…. Seeing it makes me cringe.
So naturally, the first thing we did before moving in was remove wallpaper. We managed to get every room except for the bathroom and kitchen done.
Yes, that right… two years later it’s still there! We have done absolutely nothing to either of those rooms! (Which is odd because, at the time, they were the two I felt needed addressed immediately.)
Apparently enough time had past since my previous wallpaper removal project that, yesterday, I had this brilliant thought…
Why am I living with this stuff? The bathroom, it’s so small…I can get the wallpaper down today and paint tomorrow. Oh look, Lowe’s has tile on sale for cheap. I’ll have this whole bathroom done by Wednesday…
(Are you laughing yet?)
The above picture shows you just how far I got yesterday!
Needless to say, shortly after beginning this little project I remembered just how hard wallpaper removal can be. You’re not going to believe this… but trying to do remove it while balancing on the side of a tub takes wallpaper removal from mildly aggravating to down right comical!
At one point I had a Wile E. Coyote moment…
No joke, I kinda hovered in the air for a minute before I realized that my feet were no longer touching anything… Thankfully, I managed to catch myself (miraculously) before falling to my death. (Okay, before falling to the floor with a sprained ankle or something… falling to my death just sounded way more dramatic… It’s my blog, stop judging me!)
Obviously, this is not getting done by Wednesday.
I’d love to hear someone else’s “oh this is gonna be easy” story… especially if it makes me feel better about my current project!!