Don’t Judge a Wall by it’s Cover!

Never ever judge a book, a wall or anything by it’s cover!

After Schoolhouse Market Days were over I had a plan to finish the last bedroom upstairs.  It was a simple 2-3 day job.  Remove the birds and give it a quick coat or 2 of paint so our flooring could be laid.  We removed the flooring before we moved in and until now it wasn’t a priority. But after almost 4 years, it’s time .

So I began. However the redecorating was halted because this

birds2

turned into this

wallpaper

Stripping paper is never easy, but this was too much.  It was very thick and had a type of canvas on the back.  Removing it led to the sheetrock paper and some sheetrock being removed.  So, what to do.  I was ready to do a wood clad wall, until I realized that meant a new set of problems like door jambs and trim needing to be changed.  Not to mention the outlets would need moved out also. Or, we could remove all the sheetrock and put in new.  All of these would be time consuming so plan E or F was born.  Can you guess what it is?

I’d show you more but, the walls are calling!