As for me -- I could KICK myself!!! LOL!!! We just had new window blinds installed and I was looking at the walls in my family room and realized the wallpaper border which I hadn't thought to check before the blinds were installed didn't go with the new blinds -- they clashed!!! So, I knew I had to remove it -- immediately (why didn't I consider this before the blinds were put up anyway?! Where in the heck was my mind?!!!). Anyway I run to my computer and look up removing wallpaper tips and calling friends. Following all the suggestions, this is still one big headache!!!! Who SAID this was easy?!!! You wet the stuff down, pull away a few strips of paper and then you've got to get the glue off the walls -- you wet it down, pull away a few strips of paper and then you've got to get the glue off the wall -- and on it goes!!! I used steam, vinegar, sprayed it with water and so on; this is NOT EASY!!! LOL!!!
Fortunately, I am almost done and suffix it to say, I'll never ever in my life use wallpaper again!!! I do have to laugh though because I can only imagine what I must look like with bits of wallpaper on my face, in my hair, and water and bits of paper stuck to everything!!! I guess it's best I be amused about it than just totally disgusted, huh?!!! LOL!
Here's all what's left for me to do:
Just this strip,
and then behind the blinds because, like I said, I didn't even consider them before the blinds were installed. I guess I'd gotten so used to them... duh!!!:
See it up there?!!! How gross!!! And I've got to get behind there to get that stuff down!!! And, yes, the walls in my family room are lavendar and purple (or wine, something like that)!!! LOL! And I picked those blinds because my furniture is cream and shades of blue which are the colors in the blinds.
Anyway, I love how they look in my living room:
and on the sun porch (aka, our little breakfast nook and Buster's toy/play room):
OMG, I forgot I'd added a strip of wall paper to that lampshade!!! LOL! Gotta get that off of there too!
Overall, despite what I've gotten myself into, I have had a chance to sneak in and enjoy visiting most of you between this chore; and I have worked "at" a few projects which I hope to have ready to share with you tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll have all this paper off my walls by this evening! Thank God, we had the walls painted before the paper went up and because it's glossy paint it's washing down very nicely and we won't have to repaint.
Oh yea, where's the hubby while I'm doing this -- he's disappeared of course!!! LOL!!! Isn't he smart?!!! LOL! It's work and he's retired -- LOL!!!
Well, just wanted to pop into say hello and that I haven't forgotten you!!!
Wish me luck!!!