Well, I hope you are satisfied. You have succeeded in bringing a grown woman to her knees--not once, but four times now. And it'll happen one more time before all is said and done; there's still that border in the guest bedroom. I can only imagine your gleeful Chesire cat smile as you slapped wallpaper up on an unprimed wall. Do you know what happens when you put wallpaper directly onto unpainted wallboard? Nothing, I guess, until someone tries to remove that wallpaper. And if said wallpaper is a lovely shiny vinyl material from the 70s, so much the better. Ever used a steamer to remove this type of wallpaper? It sssttrreettcchheess. And it takes the wallboard with it. A small bath which should have only taken a couple of hours took days. And because the walls were so damaged, I had to repaper to cover the mess.
Then there's the other bathroom. Not quite as bad as the first, but bad enough. I'm sure you had nothing to do with the wallpaper in one of the bedrooms. You couldn't have. It came off in sheets--like properly applied wallpaper should.
Today I started removing the border in my bedroom. With my fingers crossed and my heart in my throat, I found a seam and pulled--hoping against hope that it would come off in large strips. But of course not, What did you use to apply this stuff--Gorilla Glue? Liquid Nails? After two hours, I only had two walls done. My neck and shoulders insisted I wait till tomorrow to attempt the other walls. If I can raise my arms, that is.
To give you an idea of what I'm up against, here are a few pictures. Enjoy! Oh, and while I'm thinking of it, I apologize for the names I called you and for the terrible things I wished upon you and yours. All is forgiven--until tomorrow when I start up again!
the ugly dated border that doesn't match my decor
a closeup so the ugliness can be better appreciated
a few of the pieces I was able to peel off--I used a couple of household items for size comparison
the tools I finally resorted to
sort of a before, during, and after (reading right to left)
Wallpaper is from Satan--I don't care what anyone says!