Friday, January 22, 2010

The End of the Wallpaper

When I last left off our kitchen was in a bit of a disarray. But by the end of Thursday night (aka the end of the 6th day of striping), the section around the refrigerator had been completely stripped of wallpaper.
No More Wallpaper
Now before you get excited thinking we stripped all the wallpaper in less than one week, this is what the rest of the kitchen looked like.
Wallpaper Still on the Walls

So while I got to work on all the rest of the wallpaper, the boy started sealing the drywall.
Sealing the Drywall
You might have noticed from the pictures that the actually walls took quite a bit of damage. Luckily the sealant was able to primarily fix it. Its not perfect up close, but it definitely work. And really when you think about it, it almost looks like we purposely textured our walls!

After letting the sealant dry overnight, it was finally time to paint.
Repainting the Kitchen
If you look on the right side of the picture you can tell there is still wallpaper. That's what I was doing while he was painting. Although I'm sure if you ask him, he'll say I was only wasting time taking pictures.

While we weren't completely done with the painting, we were finished enough to bring in the fridge.
Kitchen with Refrigerator
We know the fridge is just a tiny bit to big. The boy measured the height and width, but didn't remember to check the depth. Instead now we just have a really big and nice fridge.

Now that there's actually a fridge in the house, it means we can officially start living there! This is actually the first entry I've written in the new house, because honestly, though we could have moved once we had a fridge, we really had to wait until we had internet or cable!



  1. I love that blue! Very pretty! The fridge doesn't look bad like that, I would do it for a bigger fridge. :)

  2. LOL! So true, without a fridge... you can't really move in!!!

    Love the work, it looks beautiful :D

  3. Looks great - you guys are working so hard but it's going to be so worth it!!

  4. It's really hard to find a good counter depth fridge for the 1970's homes that are so prevalent in BR. Our kitchen looks alot like that and my mom can't stand the way our fridge sticks out....

    One of these days we'll get a new one!

    Love the color!

  5. Oh my gosh, that is some HARD work! The kitchen looks great. I know all the work is worth it and you're loving it.

  6. Whats the boy's hourly rate? We have some yard work when you come out in Feb..

    Uncle Gary