The kitchen wasn't too bad, except for the pink and white candy striper wallpaper. For those of you who do not know what a candy striper is, well, according to the dictionary it is a teenage girl who does volunteer nursing in a hospital. A long time ago, they were pretty popular, and they wore dresses that were pink and white pin stripe.
We bought our home and moved in this past January. There is A LOT of wallpaper in the house, and we knew we would be taking it down....little by little.
Something else that was in the kitchen that we thought we were not a fan of was this rooster. I named him Rudy, and over the months, he has grown on me.
I fretted over this project for several months. Our house was built in 1989, and I was sure the wallpaper was put up when the house was built, so, therefore, would be on bare drywall. Well, I was not completely right on that. There were actually TWO layers of wallpaper, the first layer being primed over, then the bare drywall. UGH!
I called various painters and wallpaper people. Only two showed up, and then never got back with me with an estimate. I was on my own. I did a lot of research, and found that I needed a great deal of patience and time. It was very tedious work.
Eventually, I was able to get it all down. My husband came in, prepped all the walls and painted. We now we have a nice bright kitchen.
I chose a pale yellow. We have been married for over 32 years, and I always wanted a yellow kitchen, so now I have one, and I love it!!!
By the way...we kept Rudy the Rooster. He is now officially part of the family...
Now to move to the next room...