Thursday, 7 July 2011

peeling back the layers

It is always interesting peeling off old wallpaper and seeing what other layers of paper and paint are underneath. I've been stripping off the old brittle paper from a room in my attic and underneath is the most beautiful turquoise colour. It actually looks quite toxic - arsenic green springs to mind! I'm having to be careful with all the dust from this and from the black coal dust in the plaster of this old house.

Once some old shelves were removed there was a strip of a different paper with delicate flowers. It all has to come off but I'm enjoying the discovery in the process.

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