Do you guys remember my condo makeover post for my friend Andrea. Well she loved the results so much she was inspired to keep the party going! LOL! She has been doing projects all around her condo and I am just so excited that she is excited about home decor. This is the friend who when I literally shrieked when we were in Sams and I found the most amazing deco mesh ribbon she told me I was nuts. And now look at her, she literally just sent me a picture of her converting her linen closet into a shoe closet. I know that sounds amazing right! Anyway, she told me the next thing she wanted to tackle was the wallpaper in her kitchen. Just the notion of removing wallpaper makes me want to run for the hills. It sounds like such a long painstaking process. But Andrea did all the research and found a process that was remarkably easy. She had already done half the room in one night, and I came over the other night and it took it didn’t take us long to finish the rest of it. It probably would have went faster if we didn’t have glasses of wine but I digress. The next day Andrea painted and so in one weekend her kitchen looked like a totally different space!
If any of you out there have wallpaper you have been dying to get rid of like Andrea but are overwhelmed by the thought, I’m here to tell you: It can be done and done quick! Its not as painful as it looks I promise.
So here are the before pics. This wallpaper was there when she bought the place and for the life of us we could not figure out how they could have possibly walked into a store and looked at the wallpaper options and said “Yup definitely the grapes”. Like seriously who does that!
Yup we had to move the fridge and the stove but it really wasn’t that bad.
So here are the tools we used to remove wallpaper. But the most important tool isn’t even pictured here it was a bucket of water. Also note she was going to rent a steamer from Home Depot to do this ($40) but we did not need it, the wallpaper was at least 15 yrs old and we were able to scrap it off just with these tools.
We used this tool to puncture little holes in the wallpaper, then sprayed the gel and let sit, next wet the wallpaper and scrape it off!
With a little elbow grease that wallpaper is gone!
blank walls after removing all the wall paper
And 2 coats of green paint later!
This space is totally transformed
Isn’t it amazing what a big impact a change in the walls can do!
Andrea thank you so much for letting me share your spaces on the blog!
Next project she wants to tackle is repainting the cabinets! Stay tuned!