Thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas/suggestions/opinions about a remodeling project that is currently in the "She hasn't quite decided phase"... ;-)
Our house is a brick three story that was re-built in 1887 (I'm guessing due to fire). It used to have a wrap around porch, but at some point someone enclosed the portion on the side to use as a bathroom/laundry room. (that's room that's under consideration)
One of the former owners of our home did wallpaper work in this downstairs bathroom and were kind enough to make it a challenge for us. (No one likes an easy project afterall) They didn't do diddly to prep the drywall and just applied wallpaper... I've read a few of the archived posts on this topic... I'm thinking of going with the 2 heavy coats of oil based primer over the paper to seal it, then using textured paint. Anyone done this? What was your results?
The idea we're floating right now is to seal the wall paper, then texture paint it, I'm going to put tile floor in to replace the vinyl that is there now. The request from the boss is that she'd like it to have more of a "porch" like look. I got some old picket fence that was originally at her parents home from her folks. My plan is to use the fence sections as a wainscoating along the outside wall of the room. Then have a friend (whose's a lot more artistically inclined than me) to paint vines, flowers, and such on and around the railing and up the walls.
We have hot water baseboard heat so having the fence stick out from the walls isn't really going to be any loss of space since the heater sections run almost the length of the outside wall too. The fencing isn't the wide style rails, the "fence" sections are around 2" wide.
Thought I'd bounce the idea around here and see if anyone has suggestions or ideas...