Let’s just say that we do not share the taste of the people we bought our house from. From the striped wallpaper in every bathroom to quilted valances, we’ve been slowly removing all trace of the previous owners. After removing the huge shelf and window hardware, I finally tackled the ugly country-ish birdhouse stencil in the spare bedroom. It took four (4!) coats of primer to completely hide the poster paint. I am painting the room the same color as three of the walls in our living room—atmospheric. It’s still blue, just a shade or two brighter.