How To Remove Wallpaper in 2 Steps

Since we’ve moved in, I’ve had two or three moments where projects have just kind of happened. The first major one was one Saturday night a few weeks after we moved in. I decided it would be a great idea to take a crowbar to the bulkhead in the kitchen. I had another moment in October one day when I went into our first floor bathroom.  This is what it looked like when we bought the house:oh jen darling

Everyone has told me that taking wallpaper off can be difficult and slow going. It turns out, the wallpaper came off in two easy steps.

Step one: find a loose corner and pull gently. Repeat going around the room.

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Here’s what the walls looked like without that really old school wallpaper. oh jen darlingStep two: sand off the glue residue.

If you have wallpaper you’re trying to take down it probably won’t go quite so easily. You also may not have a really cute cat who wants to make a fort out of your 40 year old wallpaper.

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Without all that floral paper up, the bathroom felt so much bigger. I actually found three different designs of wallpaper up underneath the light switch. I wish I had taken a photo, but it was a very small sample. Still, it was fun to find out that this bathroom has pretty much looked like this since this house was built.

Coming up next: painting!

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