JUST CALL ME FORREST GUMP
Forrest's mother once told him "Stupid is as stupid does." and I just did something I'm regretting severely today. I've been eyeing the wallpaper in the hall outside the bathroom. I've not been happy with the wallpaper and it extends into the dining room. We're redoing the laundry room which connects to this hall and it seemed a good idea to strip that paper and paint it the pale yellow I'm painting the laundry room. My reasoning was that if it came off easily in that hall, I'd move on to the dining room and redo that too.
There was only one layer of paper and in the upstairs rooms we'd peeled off layers and layers of wallpaper and paint--enough to fill 20 garbage bags from one room. So how hard could it be to do this one little area. Read my lips. H-A-R-D! You should see this space now. As the wallpaper has come off, PAINT has come off with it! The whole thing will probably have to be skim-coated with drywall compound before we can paint it. I've never had paper this hard to remove.
Now I'm looking at that paper and wondering why I hated it so much. LOL It was really rather pretty. Much prettier than the peeling pain under it. And really that space needed wallpaper because of the wide oak trim and the big built in oak cabinet in it. So this is one of those moments where you look back and wonder what you were thinking. You ever have one of those trials? I've had my share of remodeling disasters but this is one I brought on myself, that's what makes it so bad. There was no reason to be in this mess other than my own stupidity. LOL