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« on: July 26, 2010 07:28:55 PM »

hey guys!  so, i just graduated high school and am attending the community college this fall.  part of staying at home though is that i wont have a little dorm room to call my home.
wait. says who?
so now i want to turn my bedroom into a dorm room of my own.
step one, the 21 year old ABC wallpaper.  ive done my best to cover this with posters, but it still doesnt do the trick.  ive asked if i can just paint over, but mom says no. also, ill probably be funding this project... what are some cheap ways to almost completely cover walls without paint, and without spending a fortune? id much appreciate your ideas!
im sure ill have many questions to come,  but this is task number one!
t.i.a, craftsters!

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010 08:10:10 PM »

Yipes alphabet wallpaper!  Maybe you could convince your parents to help you take it down and then paint?  I probably wouldn't paint over wallpaper either, but you can get it off.  Then when you paint, go for a neutral or at least pastel color - something your parents won't hate, and they wouldn't have to paint over when you get older if you move out and they turn your room into a guest room or whatever.

If you're having trouble convincing your parents to ditch the abc's, maybe tie it into school?  Like if you get good grades first quarter or semester, you can get rid of the wallpaper?  I mean you are an adult now!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010 11:24:29 AM »

I agree, you should offer to remove the wallpaper properly, then see if you can repaint. Your mom probably understands that you're too old to have ABC wallpaper, but wallpaper really shouldn't be painted over. Negotiate a color you can agree on so that it can last beyond when you move out.

If there's some reason your parents are really attached to the ABC wallpaper and don't want it removed at all, I've seen alot of people, renters for example, who couldn't paint do things like the "starched fabric" wall covering. I haven't done it myself but try searching for that.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010 07:43:26 PM »

I agree, you should offer to remove the wallpaper properly, then see if you can repaint. Your mom probably understands that you're too old to have ABC wallpaper, but wallpaper really shouldn't be painted over. Negotiate a color you can agree on so that it can last beyond when you move out.

If there's some reason your parents are really attached to the ABC wallpaper and don't want it removed at all, I've seen alot of people, renters for example, who couldn't paint do things like the "starched fabric" wall covering. I haven't done it myself but try searching for that.
People have been suggesting this a lot, and it sounds really neat. hmmmm


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