Wallpaper and Drywall in Fishtown

During the previous 3 years of living in his house, this homeowner did quite a bit of work in the rehabilitation process.  This included resetting the stairs, electrical work, and other structural issues.  It became time to start working on the cosmetic work.  That is when he called us in.

The dining room was covered in wallpaper, which we removed.  A section of the plaster had to be removed to allow for plumbing and electrical to be run, so we repaired that.  After all of the repairs, we painted the ceilings, walls, and trim. All of the walls were painted with Cashmere line of Sherwin-Williams paints in the low-luster finish.

The living room had a drop ceiling before the homeowner added the new overhead lights.  So, we installed new drywall to the ceiling, removed the paper, and painted the ceiling, walls, and trim.  He chose Gossamer Veil for the walls.

We also had to remove the paper and all drywall to the vestibule. We painted it Folkstone.

The homeowner did some wallpaper removal in the bedrooms, but he saved one for us.  We painted this one in Sedate Gray.

Finally, we removed the paper from the ceiling & walls in the 3 story stairwell and hallways.  This paper was very difficult to remove, but we made it happen.  We also painted this in Sedate Gray.

Kids Rooms

This parent wanted her kids to have rooms that suited their ages a bit better.  She also despised the color of the trim, which was a pale yellow.  So, she brought us in to help.

We took this very drab room from the left image and livened it up with Open Air

We removed the paper border from this room, fixed some damage, and applied Vast Sky to the walls.





Sometimes we are asked to just change the colors of the walls, because the new homeowner does not like them. Sometimes we are asked to paint a whole house gray, because it will look good to sell.  It is the times that we really get to transform someone’s space that makes me enjoy what we do.

This person bought a house in South Philadelphia and decided to a lot of work.  She removed wallpaper and drop ceilings.  The living room was left looking like this.

The plaster and doors were in such bad shape that she removed them all and had them replaced with drywall and new doors.  This is how we found the 2nd floor.

We were called in to repair the 1st floor ceiling, skim coat the long stairwell wall, and prime and paint the 2nd floor.

When we were done, the house looked like this:

The main walls were painted with Steely Gray, and the accent wall was Yam.  Both were Sherwin-Williams colors.  There were 4 doors on the 2nd floor and each was a different stunning color.  The homeowner provided the paints for them, and I did not take note of them.  I was fully surprised that these colors worked out to make an exciting house.