I rent so don't really want to go to all the trouble of removing them but would love to cover them up. Should I paint? (If so, what kind of paint?) Paper? A friend suggested decoupage? What do you think?
Commented on Jun 22, 2012
Oh my! Flashbacks to my parents' 1970's bathroom. These were even on the ceiling. Good luck!
It was time to refinish the kitchen table.I used an orbital sander with 80-grit to remove the old finish/stains/glitter/marker/glue, then 120-grit to smooth it. I stained with one coat of
Minwax Golden Oak, and put on 3 coats of Minwax water-based polyurethane, sanding with 220-grit in-between coats of poly. The finish would have been more durable if I had used regular oil-based polyurethane, but I wanted low-odor and fast drying, due to the fact that I was doing it indoors, and have cats and young children..
Commented on Jun 18, 2012
I sanded off what was left of the old finish before applying the new.
The bathroom my 3 kids share needed updating from the original 1989. The walls were yellow-ish, there was no place to store towels or soaps, no place to hang towels to dry, and the cabinet was stained, ugly mis-matched wood.
Commented on Jun 15, 2012
Thanks! The kids helped with the color choices, the prep, and with the first coat of paint.
They also got to pick out which drawer pulls they want, as they each get their own drawer or door. My daughter picked out a great big "diamond." :) The 11yo boy put together the towel/soap stand and cleans the bathroom as a paid chore. The other bathrooms, too.