When last we left the back bedroom, a whole army of friends had stripped all of the wallpaper.
They were enthusiastic but not very detail-oriented, so there was still a fair bit to do.
Chiefly, I had to remove the little snagged bits of wallpaper left, and wash off the wallpaper glue. This worked much more easily than it had in any other room. I filled a bottle with half vinegar, half water, and a squirt or two of Dawn dish soap. I sprayed that on the wall, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrubbed with a sponge dipped in hot water. Rinse the sponge, so on and so forth. It took a few days, doing one wall a day after work, but it wasn’t hard work. I could have easily done it in a day if I had time.
Then, color: Sherwin Williams “Sand Dollar” which does not come through in photos but is essentially a warm beige. I kind of wish it had been a shade or two darker, but this is the darkest room in the house, so – it’s probably good to stay light.
The last phase was supposed to be pulling up the carpet, but, well…