We still need to finish the window trim in both of the rooms. We tried to remove most of it in salvagible condition but it is looking like we just need to put new casings on everything.
Well, we tried that with Molly's room and it quickly became apparent that if we stripped everything off the walls, we would actually be removing the walls. The wallboard is very thin, very old and covered in multiple layers of paint and wallpaper - I think I have counted 5 layers of wallpaper in MB's room. Most of it incredibly old and crumbly, some of it seems to have actually merged with the wallboard itself. e scrubbed off as much as we thought was safe and forged ahead. Her walls are not wonderful but both rooms would need to be totally gutted and resurfaced to become BH&G wonderful.
You know what? I don't need BH&G wonderful at this point. I just need clean, safe rooms where my kids are happy.
Oh -more good news today - Our water tested clean. Yay!!!
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