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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Painting - Entry and Stairs

We finally got the entryway, stairs, and upstairs hallway painted last weekend. This area took forever, last September we started removing the wallpaper in the entryway and for the last month I have been removing wallpaper and fixing the plaster.

The wainscoting will eventually be painted white and the paint striped from the windows and doors.

You can see our interior designer in a couple of the pictures.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas '09

This 800' of Christmast lights says our neighbors will only have a chance at wining runner-up in next years Christmast lights display competetion.

More Wallpaper

As much fun as removing wallpaper is, removing painted wallpaper is even more thrilling. The stairwell and upstairs hallway all had painted wallpaper that had to be removed so that we could patch the plaster and paint...and get rid of the stupid looking wallpaper seams.

Here's the before.

Here's the paint scraped off exposing the wallpaper backing

Here's the backing scraped off exposing the plaster. The walls all have a faux texture finish.

The finished product....right now the 'after pictures' looks worse until the walls are painted.
Lesson learned: don't paint over wallpaper.