Sunday, January 1, 2012

Removing Vinyl

Happy New Year friends! For New Years, my sweet hubby and I spent the weekend on home-improvement, and let me tell you that I have a lot to share! As I mentioned earlier, for Christmas Michael bought me paint to paint our living room. Well this turned into the whole...if you give a mouse a cookie situation. Really more like if you give a girl a can of paint, she will have to remove the old vinyl from the wall. Once she removes the old vinyl, you will realize that while the paint is out might as well touch up the top of the mantle. If she touches up the top of the mantle, she will realize that the new white does not match the rest of the mantle. If she realized that the whites don't match, she will want to paint the whole darn thing. And while the white paint is out, why not paint the front door? And while are are re-doing the living room, why not just create some fun accessories?? You get the point. One thing lead to another lead to another. But it looks AMAZING!

First post on this fun little (or not so little) project is how easy peasy it is to remove vinyl from your walls. Typically, all you have to do is hold a hair dryer to the vinyl and then it will peel right off. This vinyl was on our walls when we bought the house, so I figured it would be on there really well and give me a hard time.
 Please note the off white walls with soot all over them. We tried so hard to get this off when we moved in but they always looked a bit dingy.
 It was actually just the opposite. No hair dryer needed. All that I needed was a sharp edge. I used a box cutter.
 It peeled right off! Leaving gross little white outlines from the soot stains on the walls...
Here is the carnage. Don't worry, we love that verse and will be replacing it with a fresh new one. In order to paint, this one had to go.
Here we are, no more vinyl, no peeled paint. Easily removed!
Take a good look at this photo, because our mantle wall looks nothing like this anymore! It is a totally different room and I LOVE it!


  1. Looks great. I am about to put vinyl on a wall. Let you know how it goes.

  2. I have a couple of these in boxes, but I was hesitant to be them up! I'm glad to know it comes off without too much trouble. Thanks!

    I saw your post on link party. ;)