by Nathan Stout (of AccordingToWhim.com)
Today's installment is the 6th part in my series about renovating my mom's rent house. I only get down to Joshua once every week (usually Saturday morning) but this last week I was there on Friday and Saturday.
In part 3 I started talking about the 'home made' wall paper they started putting on the walls of the master bedroom. That shit has been haunting my dreams for a long time and I just knew I'd have to deal with it sooner or later so I decided to get on with it. Apparently they took paper bags (yes grocery bags) and glued them onto the wall. Here is where it really sucks... when this guy re-textured the room he didn't ever bother painting it. This means the wall paper do-it-yourself job is glued right to the actual masonry of the wall. :(
I got a fan on me (it's hot in there) and sat on the floor for about two hours and ripped and scrapped the walls until I got 99.9% of the paper off. This meant using a box cutting blade thing and scraping the top layer of wall texture off. If you look at the wall in those areas they really look crappy after all that scraping but I hope with everything being painted white you won't notice it much. I also did some patching of the scrapped areas to fill in the larger scratches from the razor blade.