Really, what kind of deranged person pulls this kind of stunt just days before Christmas? Just days before company is coming to their house?
I decided on December 22 that I would strip wallpaper….
I began to strip the wallpaper down when I realized there was a slight problem….
The paint under the wallpaper was wanting to lift up.
That’s a section where I already pulled the wallpaper down and then the bottom most layer of paint ( I’m pretty sure it’s just paint) wanted to lift off. There was no way I could leave it. It was bubbling up and would be obvious. So I ripped and scraped all I could get off. That left some very irregular patches and rough spots. What could I do?
Well, being the deranged, insane person that I am,I went to town and bought a texturing gun. Got the room all taped off, hooked up the air compressor and started spraying texture all over the poor abused wall. On the 23 of December when most people are baking cookies and preparing for Christmas I applied a coat of primer to the wall, then I applied the texture, then I applied more primer, then I finally put up a coat of paint…. And it turned out like this. There are still some issues with the wall that the texture didn’t cover. So if you come over and mention it I’m going to stick a paint brush in your hand and you are going to have to paint another wall for me!
This wall here I got done painting one day before the whole “let’s rip the wallpaper down” charade. I think it turned out great. And how about that fireplace. Make you want to grab a good book and curl up next to it? Get this, I told my honey that I wanted a electric fireplace and this is what he found for me! Isn’t he awesome! I love the fireplace, it looks and feels so real!
The only problem is that touch of white wall over there… ugh. I might get up right now and start painting!