A Whole-Lot-A UGLY!

:: Removing wall paper is not for the faint at heart.

:: When you live in a 70's house you're going to have to expect to "de-Brady" (referring to the Brady Bunch for those of you who are slow...hee hee) it after time. Unfortunately (only for the sake of blogging is it unfortunate) I tore down the first layer of wallpaper....this is the only little section left. Let me try to set the mood.......HUGE ORANGE AND BROWN FLOWERS all over the walls in our basement family room. Pretty much our whole house has needed the modern touch and the basement family room just wasn't the priority.....until NOW!

I don't know if any of you have ever had the opportunity to remove wallpaper......here's how I feel about it.......WALLPAPER SHOULD BE ILLEGAL :0)
So, the next time you feel the need to wallpaper....think of me friends and don't do it :0)
I am happy to say however, that this is the last room in the house that has wallpaper.....YEEHAW! Within the first 2 years that we lived in our house I removed the wallpaper in the other SIX rooms that had it! The mint green flocked wallpaper in the bathroom was my personal favorite. Wow!

After I tore off the top layer of wallpaper (which I did several years ago) I was left with the backing, which compared to the wallpaper was down right nice to look at. So, I left it that way and moved on to other areas of the house. Well, after telling myself for years that I should really get that backing stripped and paint the family room I am finally doing it.

I've completed about 1/4 of the removal and it took about an hour and a half. So about another 4.5 hours I should have it done and I can prep for paint.