Thursday, February 11, 2010

Evening Laborer

My poor hubby has been banished--to the bathroom. Every evening he spends some quality time getting up close and personal with our guest bathroom. No, not in that way. He's attempting to remove lingering wallpaper glue. This has been quite the ordeal. Our adventures in wallpaper land began when we bought my childhood home in 2008. We tackled the master bedroom first. And, it still looks like this:
And then the dining room and the downstairs guest bath. The dining room is the only room "finished." It's the only room in the house that looks like us. The rest, well, not so much. The downstairs bath paper had to go--it was discolored from water dripping from the towel rack when people dried their hands and peeling in places. In other words, not the impression I want to make with people. But, it's been sitting in a state of disrepair for over a year now. Bedrest and a newborn in the house didn't help much.So, here's the only thing Matt's found to take off glue--a steamer and a drywall sponge. We've tried water and vinegar, putty knives, DIFF, you name it. Instead he gets to wax on and wax off until he wishes his arms would fall off at the elbow. Great fun. If you happen to have a magic wand for vanishing wallpaper glue, please let me borrow it. My hubby will love you forever.

1 comment:

  1. Hey! What about pictures from your dining room? I've been wondering how it turned out!