My continuing project is that of stripping the remainder of the wallpaper border in the dining room. I love Hydrangeas, just not as wallpaper. There was a full wall of the complimentary wallpaper to this border but I'm unable to locate that photo at the moment, that was removed a year ago. I'm thrilled to see it go. The walls in this room are in fairly decent shape as this room is a newer section of the house but there is still some repair work to be done. Most of the minor damage occurred when I was removing the wallpaper. I came across a large daddy long leg that surprised me while I was doing this, I wasn't impressed!!!
This is a close up of the same corner. I don't know if you can see it or not but the ceiling is also a textured wallpaper. It's in almost every room, just different variations of it. This one I don't like but my hubby has discouraged me from removing it at the moment so that the room isn't a total mess. We have a light that has to be replaced and moved a few feet and he doesn't want to see a hole in the ceiling at this time. I'm looking forward to a primitive chandelier of some type right above the table instead of a ceiling fan off to the side. Technically, this wasn't a dining room until we turned it into one so there are a few changes to be made.
This is the wall that existed before the drywall was removed which then exposed the beautiful natural wood underneath. This was the area that I had previously mentioned, it's actually the original outside wall of the house. Sorry for the crooked photo - it's either the picture, the house or me. I know the house is crooked but I'm starting to question myself LOL.
This is the same wall after the drywall was removed. The wood is just beautiful. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the photo to show exactly what I was seeing. There are many scratches that were created in the removal process. We are planning on giving it a light sanding, fill the knot hole with matching wood and then decide at that point whether we want to stain it or paint it. I hate to cover up the natural wood as it really is beautiful in person...but...painted wood is also nice.