Sunday, June 19, 2011
Old wallpaper to Old World....wallpaper solution
After 2 yrs of searching for the perfect house, I finally found it. The only problem, if you can call it that, was it was not decorated in my style. It was a very beautifully, professionally decorated home, but it was more of a "country elegant" style & I prefer an "old world casual" style. The former owner was not afraid of color & me, well I just prefer earth tones. After bringing in our furniture & things we realized the dark pinkish red master bedroom & bath just didn't go. The 1st thing on my list was to paint the walls a more neutral shade of beige or green. We began with the master bedroom. we primed the walls & then painted. It was during this process we discovered we were painting over wallpaper that had been textured & painted. I suppose it wasn't a bad idea to do so because the paper was in very good shape & who enjoys taking that stuff down. However, we found that we had to paint in very light coats and let them dry well between coats. After this I found out most all the rooms had wallpaper...ugh!! Now, on to the Bathroom. I decided I would try to remove this wallpaper. It was horrible. The paper was on there way too good. I don't think they primed the walls before papering them. I removed most of the wallpaper & some of the sheet rock paper too. Now, how do I fix this? I originally wanted to paint with the Venetian Plaster so since I had it I got started. As I began, I realized if I used a little more than what was suggested I could actually use the paint as plaster & that would camouflage the damage I caused to the sheet rock. After 3 coats of V.Plaster I then decided to use a coffee stain over it. The results were awesome!!! I will be adding more photos later.