Bathroom Redo

I mentioned a few months ago that I was starting a new project to update my main floor bathroom.  Dave and my bother-in-law Steve have built a new vanity that I am going to use, but we have been so busy that I have not had time to do much else towards this project.

Here are the before pictures of the bathroom.

I just learned how to create mood boards in Photoshop so I decided to pull all my ideas for the updated bathroom together in one place.

I had so much fun putting this together.  I would probably be much further along on my project if I did not spend so much time on the computer!!!

Well, this weekend I finally got started by spending about 5 hours stripping wallpaper.  I have both hung and striped wallpaper many times in the thirty years I have been a homeowner. I have tried several different techniques but the method I have found to be the most effective is to use a scoring tool that perforates the paper, then applying a stripping chemical such as DIF to dissolve the adhesive.

Unfortunately, no method works very well if there was no sizing applied to the wall when it was hung, which appears to be the case with the wallpaper I was stripping today.  When this wallpaper was hung the house was new and the drywall had never been painted.  It appears that the paper was put directly on the wallboard.  I had a few choice words for that contractor as I peeled miniscule pieces of paper off the wall bringing the drywall right off with it.

Now we will now have to spend several days spackling and sanding the walls before we can paint it again.  Fortunately the room is fairly small.  Anyone love to spackle?  We would love to share the fun!

I would really like to have this project completed before we go on vacation at the end of June, however at the rate I am going, I will be lucky just to get the wallpaper down.

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