Next stop in the Before and After series: the master bedroom!
The master bedroom was the second most frustrating wallpaper removal of the bunch. (The kitchen won the most frustrating wallpaper removal title. We eventually gave up and put up new drywall for a completely fresh start! But that's a story for another post...)
That's right, two types of wallpaper (hideous, hideous wallpaper), a separated by border. *sigh*
The bottom half of the wallpaper came off pretty easily, but the top was another story.
We eventually gave up on removing every speck of wallpaper and settled for sanding it down. I'm pretty sure the wallpaper removal in this room was responsible for the shooting pains I got from my pinkies to my shoulders for MONTHS afterward. (I really wish I was exaggerating about that. I'm not.)
Here's the room with our bedroom furniture moved in, before we added curtains:
And before we put the trim back on the doors:
Here's the room with curtains and artwork. Above my nightstand is a mini Breakfast at Tiffany's poster, and above Glen's nightstand is an original drawing of Spider-Man, signed by Lee Weeks.
Is it ridiculous that the mirror is still leaning against the wall because I can't bring myself to put more holes than necessary in the wall? It took a lot of work to get it looking not-horrible!!
And here's a look from another angle:
And what became of that awful wallpaper? My wonderful husband actually managed to do something cute with it! We closed on the house a couple of weeks before our third anniversay, so he so he saved one of the roses from the wallpaper, framed it, and gave it to me as an anniversary gift: