Entry Way Slow & Painful Progress
We’re at that point in another project. You know the point. The point when you question why you started the project to begin with. The point when the before pictures look way better than the progress pictures. The point when you start brainstorming shortcuts and quick fixes. The point of no return. Ripping up linoleum is the worst. Period. No questions asked. It. Is. The. Worst. And it looks like we’re going to be doing it for a while. For those of you who don’t remember (and for my new readers – yay! so glad you’re here!) here are a few pictures of what our entry way looked like the day we moved in.
That’s a whole lot of wall paper! I was so happy when we first got rid of all the stripes. Now they aren’t looking too bad. Take a look at how the entry looked when we got started on Saturday morning. You’ll see what I mean.
We started ripping up the linoleum on Saturday morning. The top layer came off pretty easily. The paper and glue however are clinging to the plywood subfloor for dear life. By Sunday evening we had made a little bit of progress and nailed down the best technique. In case you’re wondering, what has been working for us is, soaking a small area with wallpaper stripper, scoring with a blade, steaming the area while we work on something else and coming back to it when the paper starts to bubble. Then we scrape it off with a putty knife. It’s time consuming to say the least. See for yourself – below are progress photos. I have to clarify because it’s kind of hard to tell.
So that’s where we stand with our entry way progress. It’s funny because when I left work on Friday night I figured the entry way would be all painted by the end of the weekend. Hilarious. Progress is progress though and it will all be worth it in the end. I just can’t wait to get started on the pretty stuff. What are you working on these days? And projects have you questioning your sanity?