The only negative for my older boy was that there was a very juvenile wall paper boarder in place. Little boy actually liked the border, but mom didn't, so it was time to remove it!
I searched for DIY methods of wall paper removal, and found this page most helpful. I thought I'd share what I learned, in case you want to remove wall paper for something better in the future.
You'll need a few tools:
For a drop cloth, I used an old vinyl table cloth. It was perfect. Plus, you can reuse it. I mixed up a 50/50 solution of water and fabric softener in the spray bottle.
Step one. After placing your drop cloth, lightly spray the wall paper with your solution. Then, slip your putty knife under the paper and remove the top layer.
Step two. After removing the top layer, soak the gluey layer down well. Wipe up the drips as you go. Slip your putty knife under the second layer, and carefully remove the paper.
Step three. Go back a second time with your knife to make sure all the backing is removed.
Step four. Wash the walls with an all-purpose cleaner and microfiber towel to remove any residue. I use this recipe to make my own cleaner. Works like a charm.
Oh, the possibilities! I'm thinking of doing something like this in the future:
|image via Home and Harmony|
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