Well, I have finally finished. The one afternoon (Monday) cheap project had dragged itself out to 4 days, more expense and trouble than I had bargained for but it is now done. If I may offer some unsolicited advice for tenants; If you do not know whether the wallpaper in your rental has been put up properly, do not attempt to remove it yourself. It will only end in misery. Either get a pro to do it or just paint over it and you'll be much happier. Good thing I was on vacation this week or it would have dragged out longer. Here are some photos.
|Moving in day 2011. As you can guess we have been living with this tacky wallpaper and avocado fixtures for some time now.|
|This is the same room last Sunday before I got going. Note the ugly framed mirror on the medicine chest.|
|Nothing to do but remove the crappy paper and paint.|
|Here it is today after all of the pictures are up. I decided rather than to compete or coordinate with the avocado fixtures I embraced the color. Glidden now calls "avocado green" "Hazy Sage". So now I have fabulous Hazy Sage fixtures in our bath.|
|I also silvered the mirror and glazed it with a burnt umber acrylic to give it an antiqued look. I think it came out well.|
|And no bathroom of a gay man would be complete without the obligatory Audry Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" poster|