Hope you each had a wonderful Christmas!
Over the Christmas break my son and I decided to re-do his bedroom.
We bought this house in 1994. I chose wallpaper borders for EVERY single room, a decision I have lived to regret!
Even though my son is now in college, and doesn't live at home anymore, he is SICK of this space border. It's an amazing border, but he has long ago outgrown it. Changing it was long overdue. He stays in this room whenever he comes home, and it was time for an update.
So, we did it!
We taped off the top and bottom black border of the wallpaper, and painted the remaining wallpaper blue. We also painted the walls a very light gray.
And it worked!!!
I wasn't sure if painting over wallpaper would work, but in this case it did.
We are both happy with the results. Now his room doesn't feel like a kid's room anymore.
So, what did you do over Christmas break?
Thank you, Rita! We are happy with it. The room feels bigger and is so much brighter.Delete
I read! And ate many cookies! His room looks really nice, but I liked the space stuff too! You should have told him to leave it for the grandkids lol.ReplyDelete
The space border felt sentimental to me, I admit. I hated to see it go. My son, however, made the first paint swipe over the border with much pleasure. He'd wanted to see it go for quite some time. My daughter's room became the "grandbaby" room--it's pink--and I have all grandsons. Go figure.Delete
Reading and cookies sound like a good combination for an enjoyable break!
Love that look! I never would have thought to paint over the wallpaper. That saved so much work! Good job ! Hope you had an awesome Christmas.ReplyDelete
We thought it didn't work after the first coat. Then we came back to it after a few hours and it had dried beautifully. After a second coat, the border was perfectly covered. So far, so good. It hasn't started to peel and looks great. So much easier than trying to remove the darn stuff. And we saved the top and bottom black stripes, so it all worked out in the end!Delete
Awesome! This will work great for my sons room. It has a dark green border with fish and he's sick of it too. I'll try this and hopefully do as good a job as you two did.ReplyDelete
It seems like a lot of work, but it actually went really fast and was surprisingly easy. We used "frog tape" and had hardly any bleed over. We had to do two coats to get even coverage though. Hope it works for your son's fish border!Delete
Oh wow! Would you come over and help me do something similar to my room???ReplyDelete
You bet! I LOVE home improvement projects! It's an obsession of mine!Delete