Sunday, September 2, 2012

No Turning Back Now

"What is this?" you say, "What happened to the baby blog?!"  Not to worry, it is still here, but we're getting back to our roots here at the Strompad and starting another remodeling project!  And it is a dirty, dusty, sticky mess of a project, with lots of demo debris!  Woohoo!  

Our story starts with a hole in the ceiling.  We're remodeling the upstairs bathroom, so Jason capped off the water to that bathroom so we can still have water in the rest of the house.  He knows how to keep a wife happy!  Those pipes are under our dining room table, so it was better to get to them through the basement ceiling than through our hardwood floors.

Just for reference, here is what we've been living with for 3 years.  

And it is already looking much better!  There is no turning back now.  My job is taking down the wallpaper. Did you not see the wallpaper in that before picture?  That is because it has been painted over - twice.  I've been wondering what kind of atrocity has been under those layers since we bought the house.  Is it a psychedelic print from the 60's?  I was hoping to see something crazy!

I was pleasantly surprised and slightly disappointed that it was this demure white paper with silver fleur-de-lis.  I think it is original to the house because there is no paint underneath.  

Here is some of my work.  It is a huge sticky mess getting this stuff down, but it has been made easier by the steamer we borrowed from our very kind friends Jen and Carl.  

What do you call a pink bathroom half demoed?  A good start!  


  1. Wow! What a mess! Bye bye pink bathtub.

  2. Holy smokes that's a lot of work. It's going to look great!

  3. So glad that steamer helped out!! I still think it was the best $40 I spent when I was taking down our horrendous wallpaper in the dining room and ours didn't have paint over it. A lot of work, I am sure; but it will amazing when you and Jason are finished!