Wall of hell...the fairytale

Monday, March 28, 2011

Once upon a time there was a blogger who thought she was uber design savvy and ordered wallpaper from eBay and forced her hubby to help her to put it up for her daughter's room. Fast forward 2.5 years later and the blogger lady thought how great would it be to get rid of the paper and freshen up her daughter's room. How hard can it really be? Hubby vehemently opposed and thought the kid's room was just fine. However, because blogger lady did hours of youtube research she confidently replied, 'It's not hard, I'll do it all by myself, you rest your pretty little fingers." Hubby ignored blogger lady and retreated to his man cave. Blogger lady was feeling so happy that she has prepped the room so nicely with the help of little K & D. Everyone was skipping along nicely. Blogger lady proceeded to score walls with some thingymajig wallpaper tool, added the solution to remove wallpaper and waited. She returned to the wall and started to pull at the wallpaper. "Oh no" she says, only the top layer was coming off...but she was hopeful that all layers would eventually come off with ease. But as time passed the glue wouldn't come off the wall. Four hours later and in a state of panic, blogger lady started using profanity and felt nauseous as she was anticipating her hubby's dreaded 'I told you so".  Frantically, blogger lady retreated to her one salvation - her trusty laptop. She googled local painters and contractors and started to dial. Many rejected her request for help because the job wasn't big enough and she got depressed as she looked at her wall. Then the phone rang and the stars started to change. To be continued....
The wallpaper removal gone horribly wrong. 
Gulp. I swear you tube made it look easy.
Daughter K looking in horror at her once lovely pink room destroyed by her mother. Will there be a happy ending? Images via me.


modern jane said... [Reply to comment]

I feel your pain! It will all be okay though! Promise:)

laxsupermom said... [Reply to comment]

Oh no! Did you try fabric softener? Warm water & fabric softener sponged on and left to soak for 10 minutes has always worked well for me. Can't wait to see your plans for her room.

Diana Mieczan said... [Reply to comment]

Ohh no! I hope everything worked out, my dear
Happy Monday, kisses

style'n said... [Reply to comment]

oh no! I can sort of relate b/c I insisted on a border for my daughter's room and then of course fast forward 3 years later and I wanted it GONE! Good luck with this project.

IDfan said... [Reply to comment]


Oh NO!! I can't believe it! I just keep staring at the pictures!

Meera @ firstsense said... [Reply to comment]

OHH! :-|

There will be a happy ending I'm sure, and it'll be worth all the pain!

(You are a great story teller!)

Meera xx

shrewt said... [Reply to comment]

I second the fabric softener suggestion. I'm sure it will all work out!

christine {bijouandboheme} said... [Reply to comment]

So funny and I can totally relate- do things like this ALL the time. I'm sorry I have no advice but I know it will work out- positive thoughts!!

travelkate said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds like what would happen if I tried to DIY anything...it always looks so easy...I hope everything works out!

christine, just bella said... [Reply to comment]

ugh! I feel your pain!! I think everyone has a nightmare wallpaper story. Our last house had terrible wallpaper borders, just borders, but they were a nightmare to get off!

It'll turn out great in the end, just stay patient!

Kamini said... [Reply to comment]

I don't know whether to laugh or sympathize :-) I think blogger lady needs to go to caveman, grovel, apologize and eat humble pie....

tina.b - Half Of What I Say said... [Reply to comment]

The only reason I was able to wallpaper my house with abandon, was that I've never had the luxury of removing it. Will be well worth it in the end, cannot wait to see the result!

Kala said... [Reply to comment]

Yikes, this is why I don't even venture forth into the DIY world. I am a mess of anxious nerves...I feel for you:):) Waiting for more updates. Hopefully of the "I found the solution" kind:)

Reshma said... [Reply to comment]

Whoa! Happy that you tried the DIY...but I guess certain stuff...just leave it to the pros.
Its okay, it can be fixed, so that's really good news!

Kimia Kline said... [Reply to comment]

LOL. poor girl :) you'll figure it out im sure!

BollyInstyle said... [Reply to comment]

With your talented style, I'm sure the wall will look its best in no time. Bloggerlady should start writing 'comedy' stories. You made my Monday filled with laughter!

GB said... [Reply to comment]

I'd laugh, if only everything written up here hadn't hit so close to home. Substitute the wallpaper (only because we rent--> i.e. no wallpaper/paint) with whatever little DIY fiasco you want dream up of...we go the same route (youtube, mancave (complete with a few noncommittal grunts), DIY frenzy, delirium.....) I know how you feel, girl. My sympathies.....

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said... [Reply to comment]

I trust this story has a happy ending???
I feel your pain. I've peeled off more than my fair share of stubborn wallpaper. It. Is. Not. Fun :(

indiapiedaterre.com said... [Reply to comment]

Oh no, I totally know what you're talking about. Been there, done this, and it's the least fun thing to do ever, maybe worse than being bit all over by fire ants while gardening. No, maybe removing wallpaper is worse than that ... I unfortunately don't have many words of wisdom because I threw that scoring thingamajiggy down in defeat and called a contractor. We had to remove wallpaper from 5 rooms and I got through 2 walls. THEY made it look easy too. Ugh.

Rambling Renovators said... [Reply to comment]

Mr. You Tube always makes things look easier than they are. Looking forward to a happy ending!

purplehomes said... [Reply to comment]

oops...well what to say..these things happen & i am sure things will work out fine...the last snap is to cute!

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