I had a bit of a holiday last week. Mr LC occasionally goes long haul trucking with his buddy to international locales and last week was one such trip. Now as I have mentioned here when the hubby is away I get all revved up to do something to fix up the house.
This little corner is where I hang my clothes. Yes, folks a two hundred+ year old house does not contain many closets. We have two upstairs, one that was already here and one my husband made in #1's room. The one that was already here is in the hall and is full of Mr LC's winter clothes and the girls' castoffs that they cannot part with but don't want have room for in their own homes. So I cleared out some things from the closet and squeezed hung my things in there and proceeded to remove the ugly wallpaper from that corner of the hall.
It came off amazingly easy, I was really surprised. Just a light spritz of water and the paper pretty much peeled off in one layer.
Underneath the paper was this nasty pale pumpkin coloured paint. It looks much better in the photo believe me. So I dug out some of my go to Cloud White by Ben Moore and splashed that on the walls.
Forgive the photo quality, there's not much light in that corner. I need to do another coat of paint but I ran out and haven't been shopping yet.
This is the view looking out from the master bedroom. Like I say, there's not a lot of light there and it's a cloudy day. Anyway, I am so pleased with how easily the paper came off that I'm preparing myself to do the whole hall. Isn't it funny how you get so used to something you don't even see it anymore? That paper was horrible and it's all coming off! And my clothes are staying in the hall closet. So there. Do you have any places in your home that are kind of nasty or unfinished and you don't even notice it anymore?