mad 1, wallpaper 0

mad is celebrating this fourth of July weekend by continuing to assert our independence from wallpaper. The optimism displayed in my previous post was validated today when mad removed all of the remaining wallpaper from Mike’s office walls. Using both DIF and our power steamer, we were able to eradicate all of the wallpaper in a few hours.

Removing Wallpaper from Mike's Office

Mike persevering over wallpaper thanks to DIF and our Power Steamer

Of course, removing the wallpaper is the first of many steps in rehabbing a room mad style. We now have to wash the walls with TSP, and of course, complete the ever-important plaster repair. We’re trying something a little new at mad maison and sharing a short video of our old plaster walls that wiggle off the lathe:

mad’s taking a much-deserved couple of days off to enjoy the holiday weekend, but we’ll be back next week with plaster repair, spackling, priming, and painting.

4 Responses to “mad 1, wallpaper 0”

  1. Helen says:

    Why do tales of your grandmother’s wallpaper call to mind Sisyphus?

  2. denise says:

    To be fair, it’s really more a blend of Odysseus and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Thankfully, wallpaper has not “grown back” in any of the rooms we’ve removed it from. If that happens, I’m calling in professionals-from multiple trades.

  3. Amy says:

    Found your blog via a comment you made on Door Sixteen about Plaster Magic.

    I thought I had some wallpaper hell going on in my kitchen, but I will never complain again. Good luck with your project and happy independence from wallpaper day!

  4. denise says:

    Thanks, Amy, and welcome!