The previous owners of this house had an...interesting sense of style. The dining room had this purple and white striped wallpaper in one area and beige striped wallpaper in another. The entire lower wall was sponge painted with two shades of purple, topped with cheap wood trim to give it the look of wainscotting.
|When we removed the trim, we found leftovers from earlier wallpaper.|
The first order of business was to take down all the trim (the good stuff that we are keeping), remove the wallpaper, and scrape off bad areas of paint. That way, we'll be able to tell what parts of the lathe plaster need to be fixed, and what parts need to be removed completely.
|We've got our Shop Vac and mudding supplies all ready to go!|
|Halfway done removing the wallpaper|
|After hours of spraying and scraping, the wallpaper is gone. The ceiling tiles are, too, but that's another post.|
|The walls after we were finished scraping the paint and patching the lathe|
|Tivex suits are incredibly fashionable.|