Great Goofs: The (too) Big Squeeze

Sharon Dillenburg's wallpaper project was not as simple as pie!

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The sponge I was using seemed too slow and inefficient to smooth the wallpaper I was installing. In a flash of ingenuity, I decided to use a rolling pin to smooth the paper. I finished in no time at all, quite proud of my innovativeness. Two days later, the wallpaper was on the floor. The rolling pin had pushed out all the glue. So much for efficiency. Back to the “slow” sponge and a wallpapering brush.

Illustration by Steve Bjorkman

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