Phase 1 of my bathroom renovation is complete!
The horrible disco-kaleidoscope mustard yellow-gold wallpaper is officially gone as well as the very retro toilet.
|I was slightly sad to see that toilet go|
|Prepping for the new toilet that actually flushes!|
I know most people find peeling wallpaper to be one of the worst parts of a home renovation-the time it consumes, the tedious little pieces, scrapping those little bits and pieces off....
I don't mind it though. I actually like projects like that (it's also why I probably like folding laundry, knitting, and untangling knots)
I started peeling the wallpaper a few weeks ago when I just peeled off one tiny spot to jump start the process on fixing up this bathroom. Now that I have had a good chunk of time off, I kept going with it.
We didn't use any special tools-just the steam from the shower, and since oil is so freaking expensive, I only peeled the wallpaper when Ryan or I were using/just finished taking a shower. The steam from the shower allowed most of the paper to peel right off. The worst area was behind where the mirror was but a little spray of the wallpaper remover gunk and Ryan's electric sander made the process relatively painless.
|Goodbye ugly wallpaper|