Thursday, July 17, 2008

stripping

All the satisfaction of picking a scab, without the bleeding





good music for stripping to:

Talking Heads - Stop making sense
Thin Lizzy





24 comments:

grumpy old woman said...

What's going up on those walls when you've finished stripping?
More wallpaper?

My handy hint for wallpapering is extra strong paste coupled with a lot of bad language. Seems to help somehow.....

~(:o})=

tut-tut said...

Stripping means something must replace what's gone . . . sometimes a conundrum. Your music choices are good. Did you ever see Stop Making Sense??

Sally Crawford said...

I love those feathery rows of seagulls (and the cranes of course).

:))

la bellina mammina said...

must try out those songs! ;-)

Trac said...

Oh I agree with both you and GOW.
Rockin' Music and Bad language is the only way...

Sally Crawford said...

PS: I was referring to yr Thames post and pics, Lettuce.

(what with my network probs I've almost forgotten how to blog).
;)

Gary said...

Oh you are quite the little tease aren't you? I was expecting to see some racy shots and all I get is a bit of wall.

But honestly, don't you have to start packing?!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

the post fit right in with the thursday 'home' theme!!! synchronicity!

look forward to seeing what goes up!

call me betty said...

He he.
Good one! :D

Lynne said...

this kind of stripping doesn't look like much fun ...
:)

Squirrel said...

last time i spent all that time stripping I painted! and I sigh a huge sigh of relief--paint! I never need to strip it!

Squirrel said...

Actually, I stripped and painted the room you'll be staying in--I hope you like pale seafoam walls. (Before it was nursery wallpaper with big polka dots--I couldn't stand to stay in the room for very long!)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Some people don't think that stripping wallpaper is a fun job.... but ooooh the total satisfaction when a whole strip peels off in your hand, you can't beat it!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Great sense of achievement when it's all stripped. I'm with ex-shammi on this one!!

When do we get to see the job finished?

Steve said...

This seems like an odd time to undertake such a task!

Queenie said...

Did you ever watch The Royal Family when they were stripping the lounge for the christening
"Mambo no5"? That creases me up. You've done a great job there, is it to be paint or wallpaper? BTW, I back posting...

Pecos Blue said...

Yea what will you do once you are done?

Barbara said...

What happens next? My limited experience says it's hard to strip off old wallpaper without pulling off chunks of plaster.

Anonymous said...

oooh some wallpapers are very difficult to strip off! doing for a living would be rough, esp in the hot months.

Malc said...

I know a good plasterer who can skim those little dodgy bits.

What's music to wallpaper to?

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

I always found Status Quo was very good for slapping paint on the walls. So what's going on the walls when the stripping's all done?

Donna said...

There's some pretty funky layers of wallpaper there Letty. I love decorating and agree, a good soundtrack is needed.

lettuce said...

my fears of falling plaster were unfounded :-)
(fankfully)
so i'm hoping to be able to paint straight onto the walls, after a bit of filling, sanding etc.....
(you're welcome any time malc)

can't be doing with all that wallpaper nonsense.

so the stripping has indeed been quite satisfying, so far

further suggestions for music to paint to would be welcomed.

Tut tut, no sadly i didn't.

gary, i'm thinking of doing a quick bit of packing later this morning (flight at 16:00)

steve some might say so. But I figure now its started, I know it will be done sooner not later, even if it takes a while...

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