Wow. It’s been over a year since I scraped the paint and wallpaper off our bedroom walls.
We have been living with the “distressed” look ever since.
Those are all the wallpaper bits that didn’t easily come off during the scraping phase.
Pete spent one afternoon meticulously scraping one wall, but it was slow going and he quickly abandoned the project (who could blame him?).
Last weekend, as Pete and I scraped the TV room walls, I decided to leave Pete to that room while I tackled the bedroom.
Using a natural sponge and just lukewarm water, I wiped down the walls and scraped them with a putty knife. The remaining paper easily came off just by dampening it a bit. Just one more wipe-down for good measure with clean water and the glue should be history.
We are down to original, pristine 1929 plaster, baby!
Next week: No more cracks! Then, could it really be? Color on the walls?!