It is with great sadness, that I am taking down this gorgeous, original, dining room wallpaper. I absolutely fell in love with this paper the moment I saw it...pink flowers, birds, butterflies..all in the most beautiful colors. This is the first photo I ever took of the dining room...the floral paper was covered in another wallpaper, a gold geometric pattern, but you can see a bit of the floral peeking out from underneath to the left side of the fireplace.
One of my first projects was stripping off the gold wallpaper to expose the lovely floral wallpaper. I had hoped the floral would have been in better shape.
Unfortunately, through the years, the plaster walls have cracked and crumbled, there are many water stains from a leaky roof, and the paper is beyond repair. (You can see the living room across the hall with it's original wallpaper before I removed it)
I decided that this would be the LAST paper I removed, and I have enjoyed the faded beauty for the past 9 months. We opened up the fireplace, and my stone masons were able to seal, repair, and stucco over the old brick, making it look a lot cleaner.
I may put tile around it, or paint it...not sure yet.
There are a few "good" areas of the wallpaper without stains or cracks, and I am removing them ever so carefully.
I will frame a section of this paper and hang it in this room, to cherish and remember.
So this is where I will be for the next few weeks...stripping off the faded past, and preparing this room for a shiny future!