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Archive for January 16th, 2009

House update

So, we continue to work on removing the two+ layers of painted wallpaper that were applied directly to the wallboard in our hallway/living/dining rooms. Oh, the joys!

Here is a photo of the living room prior to our moving in:

Here is the wall in the process of being stripped:

Though we had planned to do the dining room as a separate project, we decided to just continue on and end this nightmare all at once. This is before we moved in:

Here’s during:

This last photo is actually a little old now (don’t you just love that chandelier?). We hadn’t actually started stripping those walls yet but if you look just above the doorway, you can see the difference from where we’d stripped and primed up to that point.

This photo is the dining room after it had been stripped/primed. It was taken at night so its not the best photo but I got a kick out of the “glow-in-the-dark” kitty – can you find him?

This project has been a nightmare. Of course, we’re doing the work ourselves (okay, hubby’s done most of it!) and finding the time between working and taking care of the rest of the day to day chores, its taking a bit longer than we might have hoped but it will all be worth it in the end!

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