I had started to sand down the trim & noticed a little bulge in the paint along the baseboard. I kind of poked at it. I realized the paint was coming off the walls....so I pulled at that spot.....the paint just fell off......all the way down to the cement board. So then I couldn't stop my self & I kept peeling the paint back. But wait - the paint stopped coming off all nice & easy - so now I am scraping it all off - yikes! DO I finish scraping, do I stop while I can & quick throw paint on? Should I re-drywall? Decisions....I called our fix-it friend & he said that time & money wise he'd just scrape it all off. So I did. I was covered in a funky blue dust by the end of the day (maybe lead or asbestos one can only hope).
But I know when all is said & done I will be happier with the extra work as you can see from this before photo the walls were in rough shape - you can see lots of lines that we thought were wallpaper, but ended up being contact paper - yeah shelf liner! Someone covered the walls with freaking shelf paper & that is what was peeling off not sticking any longer. Well I must go to Menards & see what sort of cleaner/sealant I need to put on my crack-house walls. I also need to sew & create as I was another great day at the market - thank you so much to all who came down!