The Renovation Station

After discovering the casket and the heads in the basement last night, I had to do a quick run through the house when I arrived. Carefully going through every room and closet before feeling ok with being alone in the manor house. Today’s goal was scraping the popcorn off the ceilings in the master bedroom (the blue room) and one of the boys rooms (the peach room).



Tool of the day…really tool of the year…my wall scraper. I forgot how handy this thing is And it’s mine. You touch it, move it. or heaven forbid lose it…you are going in the basement with the heads and vampire casket.







IMG_2808The North Guest room (Morgan and Nathan’s room) got stripped down to the original wallpaper that is now melded into the plaster. It will be a good base for new texture.





Felt wallpaper

The peach room had painted felt wallpaper. Sounds like a hot mess, but it made the paper come off in nice big sheets. Silver with fuchsia velvety flowers…I can’t imagine what the room looked like covered in this. The mere remnant was blinding enough.







The north wall of the north bedroom had this underneath it all. I LOVE it. This will be my boys room though. I’m trying to convince them flamingo type feathers could be masculine…with the right bedding. 🙂 Don’t you love it? A little glaze brushed over it with some raw umber mixed in…it could be amazing. 





The master bedroom is no longer blue after shedding a nice thick layer of painted wallpaper. It’s always good to find help, and if you find the type of help that doesn’t require your step-ladder? Even better. 🙂








And it’s always nice to have friends who help from afar…via text.









Day 1 is done! Feel free to stop by anytime. Just ring the bell to announce your entrance. Any unidentified humans/possible poltergeist will promptly be disposed of via my proton pack and gun circa Ghostbusters 1984…a girl’s gotta be ready. 😉 Oh…and bring cookies!

Master: popcorn ceiling removed, wallpaper scraped

North bedroom: popcorn ceiling removed, wallpaper scraped


*blog unproofed due to extreme fatigue and Advil PM

One thought on “The Renovation Station

  1. Twenty years ago I lived behind the Salisburys.They were the sweetest couple. I was lucky to have gotten a tour, in its splendor!! It was so charming! I remember those walls!! So happy the house picked the Jones!!! Just ignore the casket, bawhahahaha!!

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