05 Apr New Locks and De-wallpaper-ing
My mom also left us a surprise to find when we stopped at the house after closing – a “new” bird feeder as well as a young dogwood tree for us to watch grow over the years :-)
I also went to town scraping wallpaper! It was much easier than I thought. I peeled off the front of all the wallpaper, which left just the backing stuck to the wall. I took some warm water, and mixed in a little bit of Dawn dish soap. I sprayed it on the backing, one big section at a time. Then I took a large scraper – like a mega razor blade on a stick ($10 at Lowe’s) – and scraped the backing right off. The scraper I used was similar to this one, but a different brand.
It wasn’t hard at all, and it’s starting to look a little better! I didn’t have a ladder with me to reach the high stuff, but the rest is done, and it only took about 2 hours.
The wall below was covered in wallpaper as well. You can see just a corner of it in the “before” picture.
I’m so glad the wallpaper wasn’t a nightmare. Anyone else find that the Dawn solution works wonders?