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anjelbaby

03:13PM | 06/07/04
Member Since: 06/05/04
3 lifetime posts
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I am renting a duplex home from a landlord who insist that the (what I call)"funeral home wallpaper" stay up in the kitchen since it has some sentimental value. However the floral silky fabric-like paper is very dated (1970’s) and drab and makes the kitchen feel small. Since I’ll be here for a while I was looking for a temporary fix of some kind. A friend suggested covering the walls with fabric. But I was concerned about a) the cost, b) the difficulty of putting it up, c) maintenance (particularly cleaning it), and most of all d) would it damage the “funeral home” wallpaper that she cherishes. Then I thought about contact paper. I know it’s easy to apply, easy to clean, and inexpensive. I just don’t know if it will adhere to the wallpaper well enough to stay but not enough to destroy it. Can anyone help?

Piffin

04:04PM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Anything you put up well enough to stay and be washable or healthy will destroy that existing wall paper. You should not have moved in under such an agreement if you cannot abide by the owners dictates on this and feel the need to destroy or hide whatr is important to him.

Excellence is its own reward!


anjelbaby

04:22PM | 06/15/04
Member Since: 06/05/04
3 lifetime posts
Actually, the afore mentioned landlord is my recently divorced mother-in-law. We moved in to her duplex home to help financially so that she wouldn't loose the house or be forced to sell it (which she definitely doesn’t want to do). Since we could not afford to pay rent somewhere else AND pay her mortgage we moved here. So there weren’t a list of rules or any kind of contractual agreement. We just told her we’d stay until she decided what she wanted to do. I didn’t initially go into detail about all this in the post because I was simply look for a suggestion on how to deal with unattractive wallpaper. Even my mother-in-law agrees it’s unsightly but she feels bad about taking it down.I don’t want to push my wishes on her, but I do have to be in my kitchen everyday. So I was simply looking for a remedy, not to destroy anything !

Piffin

05:52PM | 06/15/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Sorry for coming on with such a strong opinion. I really don't think there is a solution that will satisfy both of you though.

Excellence is its own reward!


anjelbaby

02:29PM | 06/16/04
Member Since: 06/05/04
3 lifetime posts
Yeah,

I pretty much figure I'm stuck with the paper 4 now. I'll deal.
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