Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Last Resort

The wallpaper removal project of 2008 is turning out to be my very least project I've ever done. This is including the wallpaper removal project of 1998 that my mom and I tackled in the rental house Matthew and I first lived in. In that project we removed four layers of wallpaper and had to teach ourselves how to hang, mud and tape drywall. Matthew was working on his senior project and was unable to join us in the fun we had with that fiasco.

I've really not progressed any. I've tried everything and have reached my last option. I'm begging my dear husband to surprise me with a steamer. I was not originally going to use this idea as I wanted to be as kind to the drywall as possible. Ha! If you could see the the state the drywall is now in you'd understand that, at this point, I DON'T CARE. I just want the stinking wallpaper down and gone forever.

In the meantime I've chosen the paint color for the entryway. Sherwin Williams' Camelback. Also, I've finally chosen the green color for Anna's walls, Crayola's kid room paint in Little Leaf. I was going to wait to choose colors as a treat for getting the entryway paint ready, however, I needed a little pick me up.

I'm hoping Matthew picked up on the hint I gave him.... I was completely subtle.

I simply said, "Matthew, you'd score big time points if you bought, rented or ripped-off a wall steamer so I can take the ridiculous mess off the entryway walls."


kristi noser said...

I say get a sledgehammer and a woman with PMS and you won't have to deal with that ol' wallpaper ever again. Hey, you already know how to hang drywall, right?

Kelli said...

I don't know what Kristi's talking about.
P.S. I'm available for removal of driveway bumps, crooked sidewalk panels and unsightly brick archways.

Jessica said...

Aw......I don't envy you. Wallpaper is No. Fun. If I had a steamer I'd let you borrow it for sure. And, um, if you weren't way far away.

Amanda said...

Speaking as someone who loves to start projects but detests finishing them, you are already scoring big points in my book!

Good luck!

LauraLynn said...

If I had said that my Man would be runnin to the store.......Way to use your powers girl!

Did he get you one?

Cara said...

Any sign of a steamer yet?