About Us Contact Us Privacy Policy
GOOD Worldwide Inc. publishing
© GOOD Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Homeowner discovers an unsolicited secret note hidden behind wallpaper from the 1990s

While removing wallpaper from their home, they found a note scrawled by the previous owners in the 1990s, cautioning that eight rolls of wallpaper would be needed.

Homeowner discovers an unsolicited secret note hidden behind wallpaper from the 1990s
Cover Image Source: Reddit | u/Brilliantas

Your walls might have ears what they also could have is words to convey to you. Reddit user u/Brilliantas was removing wallpaper from their home three years ago. They noticed something strange as they peeled away the layers. A note scrawled on one of the walls put up by the previous owners in the 1990s. The post captioned with a picture of the note read, "A very British response, cheers Jon!" and received more than 67 thousand upvotes. The unsolicited secret note read, "If you ever need to wallpaper this room again, it will take eight rolls of wallpaper."



Image Source: Pexels | Photo by Blue Bird
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Photo by Blue Bird

"I bought just six rolls at $18 per roll on 5/12/97 and I didn't have enough. It really pissed me off," wrote Jon on December 21, 1997, out of presumable frustration. He simply appears to be a homeowner who does not want his new tenants to face the same as he did. Many Reddit users found this note to be amusing. Some even shared similar experiences they faced.

Image Source: Reddit
Image Source: Reddit

"My Dad passed away about 2 and a bit years ago. We have recently started to redecorate the house during the quarantine period. As we were removing the wallpaper, my Dad's handwriting started to show underneath. Once we had removed it all, my Dad had written all of our initials with a big heart and an arrow underneath and the year we moved in. We all had a nice cry and a hug. His handwriting was always terrible, at least, I know where I got it from," shared u/DanceFiendStrapS.

"Somewhere under the wallpaper in my parents' hallway is 'this will be finished by Christmas' written in my dad's handwriting. Written underneath that by my mum is 'What year?'" also shared u/20namesandcounting.

Image Source: Reddit
Image Source: Reddit


Image Source: Reddit
Image Source: Reddit

Some people tried guessing why Jon would even want to redecorate his house with new wallpapers. "Maybe his girlfriend (Or boyfriend?) was the type to make poor Jon slave away redecorating just 4 days before Xmas. When he should have been drinking beer corona style," responded u/robot_swagger. "In fairness to Jon, this wallpaper has lasted 23 years. It was a good investment," joked u/U-LEZ.

u/dalernelson shared, "I renovated my house extensively and left little notes and newspaper clippings everywhere. I found beer cans from the 70s on my walls, it's a fun little surprise."

It might be time to start exploring nooks and corners within your house. Who knows what you will find? Julia Henning had been living in her Los Angeles home for three years when she cleaned her closet to turn it into a recording studio for her podcast, "The Permission Portal"—and discovered a trap door on the floor. She opened the door, curious to see what was lurking beneath, to find a flight of rickety stairs and complete darkness.

Image Source: Reddit
Image Source: Reddit

Henning mustered the courage to investigate what lay at the bottom of the stairs. She discovered the names "Joe" and "John" spray-painted on the walls, as well as, numerous wine shelves, a notice from when the house was fumigated 30 years ago, and a creepy jar containing a lighter, thimble and a toy car, reports House Beautiful. A friendly reminder to everyone, always check your house.

More Stories on Scoop