A lot of progress was made on this what ended up to be, due to weather, a almost 5 day weekend! :)
I've mentioned previously that when we remove the darkness, it's a major accomplishment and each time it happens, I rejoice! This staircase is now added to the list. As you can see in the before shot, it was a lot darker. The wallpaper I believe was from the 1950's. I call it the "date rape" wallpaper because of a scene in the wallpaper. Even though it is old and red, I did photograph it and plan on creating things and incorporating it in to decor in our home. It's an amazing pattern, just do not like it for a whole wall. Look at all that LIGHT!! This is a pre-after photograph of this staircase, still more to do but this will be my chalkboard staircase. I cannot WAIT to be able to say to my grandkids, nieces and nephews, "go draw on the stairs!" :)
Another before and after is this table. When we decided that the wallpaper could not be saved I worked out my emotions into this table and am very happy with the results!
I did a lot of research prior to the wallpaper being removed from the foyer and tried to get ideas on how I could either save it or transfer it on furniture or wall art. It ended up that I wanted to transfer it. We were not able to keep any salvageable pieces and since I found so many things to do with photographs, I decided to try to do a transfer with my photographs. I followed this tutorial from Hey Kayli (I had never heard of her and I found her in a google search. She makes the coolest things and talks really fast!) I have two benches that I already decided were going in the foyer and just happened to discover this table in my husbands man cave, just yelling for me to save it! Husband agreed to part with it and I went to work. I transferred a few other items for the first time and learned some lessons but luckily the main item I wanted to turn out did. It has just enough of the pattern to look like it was meant to be there and have our history in the same room it came out of. The two benches (not pictured) will match.
More to come!