Well out of my 'which project should I do next' post I've already tackled the Entertainment Center and Porch. Now I'm working on the Dining Room. That just leaves the upstairs bedroom. I know everyone voted for the bedroom first, but my daughter never could move out her stuff so I could redo the room, so it'll just have to wait until she goes off to college next year.
You may remember the before picture of the dining room:
Well I tried to remove wallpaper and paint, but the room didn't want to cooperate. Much like the upstairs bedroom I renovated back in 2005 it had seven or so layers of wallpaper and at least two layers of paint. I elected to just throw drywall up on top of it all. This time I didn't remove the trim first, and I think it was a very good decision both for time and look.
Here you can see the wallpaper layers peeled back. I've already removed the top layer or two of paper, and got down to the first layer of painted wallpaper, and behind that another layer of dark patterned wallpaper, and behind that a layer of green painted wallpaper that extended behind the trim.
We went with a rich gold color for the walls. I haven't painted the trim yet, but here it is now:
I hung 3/8' drywall directly over the wallpaper without removing the trim. Removing the trim would have taken an inordinate amount of time, not to mention probably destroyed half of it in the process. It wasn't hard to use joint compound right up to the edge of the trim, and since the trim is 7x1 boards, you don't even notice except in a few places where the wall is slightly warped and the trim isn't. Yay for old houses ;-)