Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What Can You Do With a Giant Bonus Card, Hot Water & Vinegar?

Remove wallpaper, of course!

Here is a before picture of our dining room, carpet and all! Whoever hung this wallpaper was really good at their job.

I've been filling a spray bottle with 3/4 really hot water and 1/4 vinegar. I spray the paper until it's very saturated. Let it sit for awhile (but not so long that the paper dries out) and peel off the top paper layer. Spray again and wait. Then I use my handy dandy Giant bonus card to scrape off the "gluey" layer.

If I could find more than 15 consecutive minutes to work on this, I could finish in a few hours. That's not happening, so I'm hoping to be finished by the end of the week.


earthlingorgeous said...

Oh yeah removing wallpaper is a daunting task especially if the one who installed them did a really good job! I wonder what will be the new walls will look like! Can't wait for that tackle and good luck on this one!

Amydeanne said...

lol I know all about only getting 15 minutes! If i'm that lucky!

Hope you get it all done!

Liz said...

Whoa, all that in 15 minutes? I'm impressed... it took an hour to do something similar in a friend's house. But then again, we were just using Windex.

Kristi said...

What a tackle this is. When we built our house I said no more wallpaper. All the walls are textured. I like the look of wallpaper but taking it down...not so much. I'm cheering for you! You can do it!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is so awesome!

M ^..^