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Couple Decorating Find Hilarious Note With Advice From The Previous Owner

Couple Decorating Find Hilarious Note With Advice From The Previous Owner

A couple embarking on a bit of DIY discovered some helpful advice from the past, as they peeled back the wallpaper in their front room to reveal a note from the house's previous owner.

Charlotte Morrison and her husband Yariden were redecorating their London home when they found a note from an obviously wound-up previous occupant of the house, confirming exactly how much wallpaper they'd need to do the job.

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The historical homeowner obviously got that particular equation wrong at the time, hence why they were wound up.

Charlotte shared the hilarious note to Facebook, explaining that the man called Jon had been doing up the room in 1997 but had come up short when it came to buying enough wallpaper.

Here's the note in full. Credit: Facebook
Here's the note in full. Credit: Facebook

The prophetic note reads: "If you ever need to wallpaper this room again it will take eight rolls of wallpaper.

"I bought just six rolls at £17 per roll, 5/12/97 and I didn't have enough. (It really p***ed me off).

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"Jon. 21/12/97."

Thanks Jon, that's actually some really helpful advice. Well, provided they've not already bought the paper to go on the walls.

Charlotte captioned the post: "So decided to strip all the wallpaper layers finally in the front room, come across this. Cheers Jon."

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The post went viral after Charlotte shared it. Credit: Facebook
The post went viral after Charlotte shared it. Credit: Facebook

The image and post quickly went viral, amassing more than 14,000 shares and at least 5,000 comments.

Jon has broadly come out of this pretty favourably - I mean, he was obviously put out by the whole job, but he decided to channel that anger into some helpful advice for the people of the future.

Would that we could all be that considerate in our less-fortunate moments.

Then - and this is the best bit about it - one of Jon's relatives came forward to shed some light on the man himself.

Charlotte shared another post that said: "WE FOUND JON!! A relative of Jon's contacted me! Described our house and correct address.

"Only Jon hates social media, instead of statuses he writes notes. I let Jon's relative know that social media thinks he is a legend."

Charlotte and her husband Yeriden. Credit: PA
Charlotte and her husband Yeriden. Credit: PA

Under that post, one person commented: "I love it!!! I've been there and done that with wallpaper before and it does p*** you off, when you think you've purchased enough - especially if they've discontinued it and you cannot purchase anymore."

Another said: "'Why couldn't we have had a helpful fella from the 90s, or why couldn't I be good at maths at least?"

So, thanks Jon. You've inspired a new generation to get off their backsides and work out exactly how much they'll need.

Either that, or he's provided a load of work for a load of painters and decorators.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Viral, UK News, Funny, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]