Remedy for Wallpaper Nightmare!

2 Materials
$175.00
4 Days
Medium
We tried to remove wallpaper for years! We couldn't just paint over it and redoing the drywall was out of the question.
We used 8" strips of wood cut from 1/4" underlayment and painted white to get the shiplap look. My husband liked the wood but I wanted it white.
This was our first DIY project but couldn't be happier with the results!
Some gaps are a bit wider than others but I feel it adds character! I included some project pictures.
What a nightmare!
This was when we finally gave up on trying to remove the paper! Trust me we tried it all.
Corners were not a concern. Added 1/4 round.
We tried to space using coins but it wasn't always perfect. I think it added character! We started at the top and worked our way down completing one wall before moving on. We used liquid nail on the back and tacked down with paneling nails.
Perfect to us!
After hanging all the wood we added 1/4 round to corners and trim to top and bottom. We painted white and done! No more wallpaper!
Wall from first picture.
May not be perfect but much better than the wallpaper lurking behind the wood!

Suggested materials:

  • Thin underlayment.   (Home Depot)
  • Behr Premium Ultra white paint   (Home Depot)

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