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Published on January 4, 2013, by John in Netherlands Life.

One of the compromises that we made when we were apartment hunting was dealing with old, textured & painted-over wallpaper. We told ourselves that we were lucky enough to find a spacious apartment with flooring, kitchen appliances, and at least a couple of light fixtures. Besides, we wanted to paint anyway, and how much worse

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Just thought I’d share a few more photos of the progress in our living room. It took eight garbage sacks to hold all of the wall paper and two or three thick coats of primer to get a solid base for our colors. John’s going to fill the holes in the wall this week, and

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We started to get analysis paralysis when it came to determining the best way to prep our walls for painting. Unfortunately, the fear only deepened when we tried to decide on a color. As we stood in the aisles of the local hardware store trying to decipher the Dutch instructions on the spray gun we are dying to

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The last renters had to paint over their wallpaper before they left. I’m not sure if it was the wet paint that caused it to  crack and roll, or if they just hadn’t installed it very carefully to begin with, but the end result was lumpy walls. We contemplated plastering and sanding the creases and

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Everything is built off of two main hallways, so it’s a little hard to explain the layout, but I hope you enjoy the photos. (Note – The previews cut off quite a bit of the picture, so be sure to click into the gallery to see the whole image.)

 
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We just got internet in our new apartment, and I have a lot to catch you up on! While I’m working on those posts, I thought I’d share the photos of the beautiful snowfall from last Friday. John was able to snap a few photos from our guest room (overlooking the church and the gorgeous trees) and

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