Room Rehab

Room Rehab

Poor Dina.  I think the previous owners of her home were addicts. Wallpaper addicts.  There was proof of it everywhere.  On the walls, around the walls, three different kinds in the bathroom alone – I mean, did these people have no shame?

But Dina wasn’t afraid to give it some tough love, so she dug in deep and didn’t stop until every last scrap had been steamed away. Now she’s got a gorgeous guest suite to show for it, with one sweet little flower on the pillow, rather than seventy billion flowers on the walls.

See it on her blog  There’s No Place Like Home.

And you can check out more of the adjoining bathroom makeover HERE.  Oh, if only the ex-owners could see it now, perhaps they would turn from their wild wallpapering ways and get clean!

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  1. January 16, 2013 / 2:40 PM

    Good job! Love the new look!!

  2. January 16, 2013 / 2:49 PM

    Very cute, love the yellow color

  3. January 16, 2013 / 2:54 PM

    Okay, you crack me up! I love your witty style!
    I love the fresh, airy vibe that the new space has. Well done!

  4. January 16, 2013 / 2:54 PM

    Huge improvement! Love it!

    Maybe it was generational, but every surface of our house was covered with wallpaper too!

  5. January 16, 2013 / 3:53 PM

    Those are both amazing!! Love the bathroom colors. I’m so into yellow and grey right now.

  6. January 16, 2013 / 5:31 PM

    oh my GOSH so cute!!!!!

  7. January 16, 2013 / 5:52 PM

    Love the bedroom especially! I don’t know why I’m always hesitant to place a bed under the window, but this looks so great!

  8. January 16, 2013 / 7:21 PM

    Love the new looks. But they are very trendy looking rooms. In a couple of years they will look dated and wrong just like the wallpaper did! The trouble with the previous looks wasn’t so much that they used wallpaper so much as WHICH wallpapers they used! The trouble with wallpaper is that it so very much driven by your individual style (or lack thereof!) Back in the 80’s wallpaper was very “in” and there were an enormous number of choices. I had wallpaper in four rooms of my home! Modern, stylish, colorful wallpapers that gave real life to otherwise boring rooms. But like so many trends wallpaper lost favor, but I still remember a couple of the papers from that time and miss them! The truth is that any choice for what makes you happy with your home is a good choice….IF you have the taste, flair, style to make it work AND the money to change it when it goes out of style!! 🙂

  9. January 16, 2013 / 7:40 PM

    Don’t you know that wall paper paste is called “Decorator Crack”? I’ve been clean for 23 years but it hasn’t been easy.

  10. January 16, 2013 / 8:27 PM

    The finished basement and adjoining bathroom in our last house also had three wallpaper patterns – top half, bottom half, and a border across the middle. Even the funky-angled, exposed pipe in the bathroom was done – with a perfectly level border. I can only imagine the amount of time the previous owner spent getting it perfect.

  11. January 17, 2013 / 2:17 AM

    Cuuuuuute! Great color combo too!

  12. January 17, 2013 / 11:59 AM

    I love the new look! Our previous home owners were obsessed with wallpaper too. In the kitchen, the grapevine wallpaper “climbed” around the trim and up to the ceiling. We had wallpaper on the CEILING in more than three rooms. There’s textured wallpaper, wallpaper cut out in different designs and used as borders in many rooms, and soooo much more. Check it out: I’ve since removed wallpaper from almost every room. One room was painted over until we can do a giant remodel and one room is waiting for its remodel this summer. The rest, luckily, came off with water and elbow grease. Some even had trapped mildew. Yes, it was that gross.

  13. January 18, 2013 / 5:28 PM

    Looks like you can breathe in those rooms now. The ‘before’ flowers were just suffocating. If you’re gonna have flowers, have ones that have the courage to be seen, not this ditsy stuff.

    Looks wonderful!

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