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When I got home the other night (around 10 – I had been working on some DIY projects with Erin for her Dwell with Dignity installation – head over to her blog & check it out!), I took the dog outside and absentmindedly started picking at the wallpaper behind the stove.
Until recently, this area has been just as stubborn to remove as everywhere else in the kitchen. But I guess I caught a lucky corner, because to my surprise, whole sheets of it started peeling off.
This wallpaper is 30 years old. And disgusting. I realized about a quarter of the way through that I probably should have been wearing gloves (no amount of scrubbing has ever been successful at getting rid of this stained mess). But I was in such a daze from being so tired, I didn’t care. I wanted the paper off. I wanted to get my walls wallpaper-free so I can start tiling.
Can you blame me for not cooking in this house? Ew.
Took about all of fifteen minutes and pulling out the stove a little to get the rest. It may not necessarily get me anywhere near finished with the whole wall, but enough is cleared that the tile can go in. Looks like this weekend’s going to be a busy one!
(Update on the tile: the shipping company that was being used for delivery has flaked out on my order again & it didn’t arrive like it was supposed to yesterday. It’s not directly the tile company’s fault at this point since the delivery folks are the ones to blame – my order was sent out weeks ago – but I don’t want to wait another weekend to see if they’re going to finally follow through. So I’ve decided that this weekend, I’ll be hunting for replacement tile options locally. I’m bummed that I have to start over, but I’m hoping that since I don’t have a lot of square footage to cover, most of the suppliers around me will have enough in stock. Wish me luck!)