Strippers for a day. Our entry hall had this wallpaper that I have Disliked since we moved here 12 years ago. The main paper really wasn’t too bad, it was the border that I didn’t like. I think the person who put this paper here was trying to convince herself that she lived in a tropical climate — not the freezing, landlocked midwestern US.
The problem has been that our entry hall is very tall. The ceiling is probably close to 20 feet from the floor. So, not an easy stripping job.
And maneuvering those ladders around that glass light fixture was delicate work. But, once we got our system in place, things went well. SweetiePie did all the really high stripping, while I worked mid-level and below. It took us about 8 hours with a little break for dinner.
SweetiePie is a trooper. We work well together and she made the job fun. We made a big mess too. There’s wallpaper and glue everywhere. Today’s job will be figuring out how to clean those ladders. The easy way would be to take them outside and hose them down, but there’s a dusting of snow on the ground, so that won’t work.
Ah well, the hard stuff is done — yipee! And we won’t be doing the painting. Paint everywhere just wouldn’t be pretty!
Have a good weekend!