I got a phone call just before I started and while talking, I decided to pick at the edge of one strip of the wallpaper to see how hard the job would be. I groaned when I saw that there were two layers of wallpaper. I was so afraid that this job was going to take days.
I was so shocked at what happened next that I put the phone on speaker and grabbed my camera. The wallpaper came off in a huge patch and it was barely attached to the wall.
I decided to tug on the whole strip to see what would happen.
I was amazed. Maybe this first strip was just an anomaly. As I worked around the room, I wondered if the original layer of wallpaper, the 70s layer that was closest to the wall, was the reason this was so easy. It was very thick, almost as thick as vinyl.
It only took about 30 minutes to have a pile of wallpaper on the floor. I felt like I had hit the DIY jackpot.
I never used any tool. There was no steaming. I never sprayed any water. I just picked at the corners and pulled from there.
Has anyone ever seen this happen? I feel like after having so many problems with this house, I finally got a little gift from it.