This Saturday was the first Saturday in several weeks and last Saturday until Thanksgiving that we were both at home, so we decided to be productive and paint the baby’s nursery. The nursery was already blue and since the baby is a boy and we are lazy parents, we decided to leave the room blue. The problem with this plan, however, is the lovely wallpaper boarder that adorned the blue walls. It was ugly and had to go.
So, we ventured out to Home Depot on Thursday night to buy the supplies. We made it home with a wallpaper scorer, a wallpaper scraper and wallpaper remover spray. Then we decided to test a small part of the wallpaper to see how it works. Well, it doesn’t really work so much, because wallpaper is the devil.
Thus, being the lazy parents-to-be that we are, we thought, maybe we could just paint over the boarder and skip the whole stripping it off the wall step. So while I was off on Friday, I painted a section over the wallpaper to see how it did. Well, it didn’t work so well and took way to many coats of paint.
When Saturday morning rolled around, we started off the day with a big breakfast to get ourselves motivated for the task at hand. And then after debating the pros and cons of painting over the boarder or stripping it all off, we decided to take the plunge and strip all the boarder down. A good 4 or 5 hours later, the boarder was finally down. I am not kidding. It was after 3 pm when we finally finished getting the boarder down and cleaning up and ventured out of the house for food.
After lunch, we returned and began painting. The whole project was finally over and cleaned up around 10:30 pm. It was a long and exhausting day and I am sure that the baby really will notice and appreciate all of our effort. But, it is done and we feel like we finally have something scratched off the growing To Do list.
Next up, painting old pieces of furniture to use in the nursery so we don’t have to buy a lot of new stuff and getting a crib for the baby to sleep in.