I FINALLY got off my bum and decided to take on the Super Glue wallpaper border.
I decided that my time (and shoulder muscles) were more valuable than that, so I caved and rented a wallpaper steamer for $25.
I think this beauty was first purchased in 1932 by a Hungarian weightlifter named Franz. She weighs about 56lbs. when empty, and is nearly immoveable when filled with 5 gallons of scalding hot water.
The steamer box (seen in the green bucket) was also missing a perforated cover, so it commenced to shoot skin-melting steam out of a single hole, along with random drips of scalding water. It was so hot, and so heavy that I had to wrap a towel around my left hand so I could grip the hose & heave the entire thing above my head (the metal box plate, not the water tank). After holding it in place for about 3 minutes, the wallpaper simply peeled away..... taking some of the primer and a smidge of the drywall paper with it. Can't win them all, can I?
But now it's done! And all I have to do next is sand it, skim coat it, sand it, and paint it!
I'm actually far more excited than that sentence can begin to convey.
Because when I am done with this room?
I GET TO PAINT MY KITCHEN.
This post is part of The William Morris Project via Pancakes and French Fries.
PS: Sorry this is late.... I've been attempting to blog via iPad, and it is not working for me at all. Any tips?
PPS: Too bad no one was around to capture photographic evidence that I ripped out the curtain rod with my bare hands. Yes, that's how frustrated I was - bare hands & bloody fingertips.