December 15, 2011Vintage Wallpaper Hidden In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo
By Sara In AZ
Sooooooo, Mom and I were at the condo prepping everything for paint. You know how it is – you have to take down all the doors, all the register vents, the outlet covers, the switch plates (right Andrea?!?) if you want everything looking right and not have paint blobbed all over everything.
Mom and I were in the bathroom, and in the process of taking down the mirror in there, when we found some vintage wallpaper behind the mirror! I was kinda excited, as it is so cool to see these little remnants of what the condo used to look like.
This is the mirror we were taking down, the one right over the sink.
Her is the first layer of wallpaper we found. Straight out of the 1980s/1990s I’d say, with a total southwest look!
Here is Mom excitedly scraping away at the wallpaper to see what we can reveal!
After the southwest wallpaper we came across this sweet little floral wallpaper in the next layer. This wallpaper was definitely of the ‘old school’ variety, as it had that construction paper feel to it – no vinyl here.
Next up we have the pink stripe wallpaper! Someone must have known I like pink! I think it is really cute and I can only imagine how sweet the bathroom looked with this on the walls!
Lastly, we have what I call the Daisy ‘Pop Art’ wallpaper! This wallpaper is so super adorable I only wish I could peel back the layers of paint and wallpaper to have this all over the bathroom walls again.
Here is what we were left with when nothing else would peel away. Quite the wallpaper montage I would say! I had to spackle around all the edges because they were pretty rough from all the wallpaper layers being torn away. I did however leave that lower section of Daisy wallpaper just as you see it here, so when future owners take down the bathroom mirror they to will be able to see the original 1959 wallpaper too!
Come back next Thursday, when we just about kill ourselves removing all the flooring!