… the walls in the second bedroom! Relieved, right?! So are we, as we’ve finally managed to get rid of the messy pink paint!
This is what the room looked like on the day we moved in.
Definitely an interesting colour theme, but up till now we’ve done nothing to the room except for giving it a really good clean.
Being complete rebels lazy DIYers, I started stripping the room without clearing the room or prepping anything!
Luckily the wallpaper in this room is really easy to remove and most of it can just be pulled away in big chunks. I’m probably a complete freak, but it was so satisfying! The areas where a bit more work will be needed is around where the picture rail would have been.
After a few hours of work, I have to admit, that it’s not really looking any better. The people who lived in the house before us certainly had an interesting way of decorating.
The finish has been driving me mad, even as a child I’d always been one for painting in the lines! Now, after stripping most of the wallpaper, there is still a big pink stripe on the plaster cornice. Uff. Hopefully it won’t be much longer until all the pink paint is banished for ever!
We’ve cleared as much stuff as possible out of the room, but with nowhere else to store anything at the moment (pretty much every room seems to be a building site) we’re having to push most of the furniture from corner to corner.
To our relief, the walls are in a fairly good condition so that we will attempt to just lightly skim the surfaces to fill any small holes and cracks. That means we can hopefully save our pennies and not have to have the room plastered.
Hopefully we’ll finish stripping the wallpaper soon and will then be able to move onto the next step – stripping and sanding the skirting boards. You can read more about the rest of our plans for the room here.
Now that work in the room has started, I can’t help thinking about finishes – in particular paint colours. We’re still really uncertain what to go for. Do you have any suggestions?