A year ago, I finally got brave and tried peeling it off. The top layer came off easily, but the layer underneath wouldn't give. I pulled at it with my fingernail and promptly gave up. I've lived with half-torn wallpaper since then. It's amazing how you can forget how bad something looks when you see it everyday.
But after seeing the transformation of our master bath, my DIY soul has been rejuvenated. (Farmhouse, Shiplap, Refinished floors!) This house could be fantastic! (IMO it already is, actually. But it could be even MORE so!)
I grabbed some wallapaper stripper The Hubs bought a few years ago - and has been sitting in our cabinet ever since - and decided to try it. I sprayed and scraped and hoped for the best.
It came right off. Within one hour, one half of my kitchen went from peeling paper to blank slate.
Two hours later, the entire strip of wallpaper through my kitchen middle was gone. What in the world had I been waiting for?! (I know what I had been waiting for- for the day we tear it down and make it our dream kitchen. But that could be years!)
Now that I've started, I'm so excited I don't want to do anything but paint and design. This kitchen could be retro gorgeous!! Who needs new cabinets or a bigger space?! Not me! All I need is some fresh paint and a few fun extras.
To give you a sneak peek of what I plan on doing I need:
Contact chalkboard paper
Thin particle board
Wood paint pen
Red or Teal paint (maybe both?!)
A trip to Home Goods
Think I can transform its look in one week?! I do! If there's one thing I love, it's a challenge!