I should be come a professional stripper… of wallpaper

After running all over the state of New York (and Connecticut) this morning, my mom, grandpa and I finally started our renovation project. Stripping wallpaper has got to be one of the most miserable tasks I’ve ever had to tackle. Spraying vinegar (ewww the house smells like a PICKLE) on the walls, then scoring the wallpaper, spraying again, using a steamer to loosen it from the wall, and then taking a chisel-like thing and scraping it off the walls. Half the time, taking the drywall with it.

Now, this wouldn’t be so terrible if there was only ONE room that needed to be done. However, this is obviously not the case. Once we’re done with this one, we’ve got 3 more to do. By Thursday.

I guess we could call this being taken advantage of, since I am unemployed, and am living under my parents roof. But, other than an hour or two at the gym, I don’t do much, so I guess I really don’t have an excuse. Major whomp.

The only positive thing that is going to come of this whole project, is that I essentially get to redesign my bathroom (since my brother refuses to use “our” bathroom when I’m home because theres too much “girly” stuff in there). I’m thinking a pea green with dark brown cabinets will be gender-neutral and will look cute. I’m just praying that the wallpaper in there comes off easier than it did in my brother’s room.

I’m hoping to get a few hours of studying in tonight (trying really hard to stay on top of things), but since it’s already 930, I doubt that is going to happen. This whole wallpaper thing has exhausted me. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

xx
Ashley

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