(Above) This is the before shot. The wallpaper has needed to be removed for some time. We did about a third of the kitchen two years ago. But that was on the heels of removing wallpaper in three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and the dining room. Needless to say we were burned out. So The kitchen has been half wallpapered ever since.
This being spring break I took advantage of having the kids home and had them all spend 10 minutes a day peeling wallpaper. They were then rewarded with a chocolate. They did not seem to mind helping and it made the work go faster.
(Above) This is the wall all stripped as of this morning. Next step: painting to match the rest of the kitchen.
(Above) As you can see, I have a boring "brown sugar" color in there. With the pink counter tops there is little leeway left for wall color. I am considering a stencil though. Any ideas?
(Above) And the finished product. Yay!
Estimated time: 5 hours
Estimated cost: $6 for 1/2 gallon of paint I bought more than 2 years ago.
And the bonus: I asked Steve to get the paint out and stir it for me so I could use it. He got the wrong can out (white, not brown sugar). When I pointed out the error he decided to take advantage of having the white paint out and do the hallway!! Yippee! This is the start of another item on my DIY list. He also did the wall in the bathroom where we had had to redo some drywall (also another item on my DIY list). So I am feeling great today about all the accomplishments we got done around here.