My skill level: Complete novice
The walls in my apartment are quite old, and I would like to renovate them and make them smooth and modern, Similar to the walls in this article at The Spruce. (sort of)
I'm guessing the easiest option is to just put up drywall on top of the old wallpaper?
A few things to consider:
- Behind the wallpaper the wall is brick and concrete from 1933. Does that pose a problem on how to mount the drywall? Do I need to erect some wall studs for support? If so, how are such studs mounted?
- The wallpaper does not go all the way up to the ceiling (see bottom picture), but is cut short by a kind of black thin molding (?) about 20-30 centimeters from the top. I would like to remove that molding and have my new walls go all the way up to the ceiling.
- Above the black molding the ceiling does not connect to the wall on a sharp edge. Instead the walls curve outwards slightly (see red arrows in bottom picture).