|Close up of the busy, busy wallpaper|
|The dining area from a house hunting trip|
I knew this because I had already gone round one in the master bathroom. Our fixtures were-some still are-the ceramic type that are embedded in the drywall. The toilet tissue holder fell out one day and smashed into several pieces. It left a gaping hole in the drywall. The master bathroom had a wallpaper that I was not fond of at all. Alternating six inch wide stripes of hunter green and white. I could see where there was one wallpaper on top of another. I bit the bullet and got out my stripping tools. It was a disaster. The first layer was adhered directly to the drywall. No paint. No primer. Needless to say there was substantial damage to the walls.
Back to the kitchen. I decided on a whim to pull out the refrigerator and *test* an area there. There was of course a first layer of wallpaper adhered directly to the drywall with no paint and no primer. However it came off easily. I thought sweet-this is do able. Before I knew it I was in the middle of stripping off the wallpaper with no idea or plans on where to go from there. As I started working my way around I hit some tough spots. Ever so often when my husband came home from work I would look at him pleading for help. He became very effective of ignoring me and my looks.
I have two more bathrooms where the special *double wallpaper adhered directly to the drywall* technique was used. I really need to revisit the job I did in the master bathroom as well, but I need to get the rest of my kitchen done first.