The Wallpaper

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Let me just preface this post with saying that when I bought this house, it was covered in wallpaper. The main living room, dining room, and kitchen area all had wallpaper, the upstairs bathroom, and one of the guest bedrooms. And it was all different wallpaper. I’m not just talking each room was different – each WALL was different. Even walls in the same room. And there was lots of pink, lots and lots of pink, with some green mixed in.

Here’s just one wall, with Penny modeling.

The stairs unfortunately still have carpeting, but the hideous molding and even more hideous wallpaper are gone. Here’s another look at the opening that used to go into the kitchen (that wall is now gone).

I actually had a ton of photos of the wallpaper and backed them up to my google drive, but I got a new phone and somehow they just didn’t stay. The photos below are actually from the original listing, so all the furniture and decor is the previous owner’s.

Yes, that wall is bright pink. And after my dad and I removed the built in? Hunter green was behind all the wood. I’ve even found bright orange and chartreuse under some wallpaper.

So as you can see, every wall has a different pattern, but all some variation of pink, purple, and green. Yay for consistency. But in all seriousness, the owner kept the house very well maintained, she just decorated in the 70s/80s and that was the decor then. One of my neighbors even told me she took a decor class back then and that’s where her “inspiration” came from.

The floors are hickory engineered wood. I had plans to refinish them and stain them a different shade. But the cracked cast iron pipe in the kitchen had other plans for me…

The doorway in the dining room leads to the kitchen. It’s all open now, thank god. This is what the old kitchen looked like…

And guys, here is the best part. Prior to removing the walls in the kitchen, we had to remove that wall cabinet/pantry thing behind the little kitchen table. This is what was behind the pantry…

Why yes, that is foil flower power wallpaper, with some linoleum thrown in for good measure!

This wallpaper actually peeled off in sheets, so I gave some to my hippy-dippy friend to make some art with. She said she’d frame a piece so I can keep a piece of history from the house. I told her it would go above the toilet in the least-used bathroom 😀

Aside from the wallpaper and dated cabinets, the counter top is actually Corian, so it’s newer and works well for now. Stay tuned for photos of what that whole room looks like now! Hint: it’s not done. Not even close.