I taught myself to wallpaper when I was in high school. My parent's had a very old house. My Mom wasn't very handy and my Dad had a Depression Era mindset; if it isn't broke - don't fix it! If I wanted my room painted or wallpapered I had to learn to do it myself. SO I DID! I'm so thankful that I have that skill today. It has saved me a lot of money fixing up old Victorian Homes. Old Victorian's love wallpaper and they use a lot of it!
I've run into all kinds of challenges with wallpapering. If you know old homes, you know that nothing is level or easy to work with. You could say I learned in the boot camp of wallpapering: old homes with unlevel walls and ceilings and sometimes smoke stained or crumbling old horsehair plaster. You learn quickly how to fix plaster and work with unlevel areas. There are tricks to wallpapering. If you have questions, please feel free to ask. I don't guarantee my advice, so if you take it and it doesn't work - please remember it was free advice. :-) The best advice I can give you is to ALWAYS buy extra wallpaper. Buy more than you need. It may seem expensive at the time, but imagine if you screw up an area or your measurements are incorrect and you end up a roll (or even a sheet!) short and the paper is discontinued. It has happened and it is just a nightmare. Consider it your insurance policy to protect your expensive wallpaper investment. Trust me and buy at least one extra double roll. If you have a big pattern that loses a lot with the pattern match then buy two extra!
So let's start our first Wallpaper Wednesday.This week's theme is The Toile Light Zone...
You're traveling through another dimension,
a dimension not only of sight but of mind;
a journey into a wondrous wallpapering land whose boundaries are that of imagination...
That's the signpost up ahead-- your next stop . . . the Toile Light Zone!
Sorry... haha. Okay on to business.
Which are your favorites?Powder Room:
|Powder Room with Black and White toile wallpaper|
By Joe Cook Interior Design
|Blue and White Toile - Schumacher, Pinterest|
|Elegant Bath! Just love this gold toile wallpaper by Scalamandre wallpaper, Decorated by Pamela Laney|
|Daring bright yellow and white toile in the kitchen. Very cheerful and bright! Pinterest|
|Cottage Style - Blue and White Toile Kitchen. How adorable! Pinterest|
|Brown and White Toile-de-jouy-wallpaper - Pinterest|
|Wonderful gold and cranberry toile. Love the monogrammed pillows. Pinterest.|
|Bedroom in Gray Toile - Pinterest|
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