Thursday, December 22, 2011


Welcome to our kitchen, still stuck in the late-80's. That's some fine wallpaper right there. And its coming down this Christmas break. I've finally had enough!

So here begins the process. I borrowed this little gem from my neighbor: the ULTRA Steam Shark. Me and the shark have been best friends for the past 2 days, but I feel like I'm starting to get tired of him already. He does his job nicely, but it's slow-goin!

 See? this is all I've accomplished after putting in about 4 solid hours. Two measly pieces of walls. I won't even show you how much more I have to go. I figured if I blogged about it, then maybe it would keep my motivation going to get the job done.  Usually I blast my music and therapeutically peel away with the help of my Eddie Bauer ice scraper. (Clearly never used for scraping ice- its Savannah.) I've found that it goes lot faster if I have someone to talk to though. Any takers? Come on by! And bring and extra steamer.

Also, I'm kinda new at the whole "taking down wallpaper" bit- so advice is welcomed from all you DIY-ers. Remind me why, again, did I start this feat?



  1. Oh my goodness! I've taken down wallpaper when it peeled right off, and I've worked at what you've got. It looks like you have more than one layer, and the older the wallpaper, the harder it is to remove! It looks like you've got a good start, though! Good luck!

  2. I feel your pain! Our kitchen is next on our list here. I wish I could come help you knock yours out and then you could come help me knock mine out :) I used a spray bottle of hot water and vinegar to help get the wallpaper down in our dining room. Be encouraged - it'll be totally worth it once it's all done and beautified!