Wednesday, June 10, 2009

House Update

More Before and Durings of Hallie's room:

We are now ready for pretty pink and green!

Andrea's DIY reno tip - this one is a DON'T: DON'T create your own wallpaper border with a faux-finish technique. The gold in the first picture is some kind of craft paper with a mottled gold finish, glued to the wall. The paint impedes the removal process. We never got all of it off - I spent a good 2 hours removing a small section. I gave up, got some sandpaper and sanded the edges of the paper and primed over it. If you MUST create a theme room, spend the extra money to get a pre-made wallpaper border. Or, even better, avoid wallpaper altogether and use pillows, blankets and other things that are completely removable to customize the room. Please. Think of the people who will buy your house and have to undo all your "creativity". Thank you.


Angela said...

Removing that border sounds like hell. Can't wait to see the room transformed.

tangled stitch said...

Good luck with the art of making your your home your own. Congrats on the move and I hope all is going stitchingly well! See you soon. Crazyland here and no new home to blame it on. Blessings.