Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wallpaper

Earlier this past week I did a posting on wallpaper. I mentioned that I had ordered two different wallpapers and was anxiously awaiting their arrival! On Thursday, I returned home to find that both of them had arrived...I was thrilled! So, Thursday night after my kiddies were sound asleep I decided to take on the task of stripping the existing wallpaper in the half-bath with DIF...I worked on it until 12:45am (yes, that's crazy, especially since I was leaving for a family vacation at 4:45am this morning!) Yesterday morning I primed the walls before taking my daughter to preschool (and reading two stories to her class...the kiddies were so cute), when I returned home at lunch I worked for two hours on hanging the wallpaper...here is a small snip-it of what I was able to get done before I was called to take care of other tasks! More to come when I return from the sun and warmth! Have a wonderful weekend!
This is a Zoffany tone on tone zebra wallcovering...I love it!
Have you hung wallpaper? Do you have any tips that you want to share with the DIY crowd? This is the fourth time I have personally tackled hanging wallpaper. It's much harder than one might think.  The first time I hung wallpaper I did a stripe (my son's room), which did not have a repeat match-up making it easier to apply to the walls. The above wallcovering has a 13.4" repeat which makes for a good amount of waste and lots of measuring to make sure all of the zebra's lines match-up. I'll be out of town for a week, once I return I'll post photos of the finished bath!

6 comments:

DoxaHome.com said...

Wow, I am impressed that you installed it yourself! And it looks great;)

Best,
Jaime

Hamptontoes said...

Jaime,
Thanks for following my blog! Yes, I like the reward of hanging wallpaper...the transformation of the room is exciting! Have a great Valentine's Day!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

It looks so great! I could NEVER hang wallpaper. I'm so impressed. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day and family vacation!

xoxo

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I love the wallpaper and am super impressed you were able to hang it yourself! Look fabulous.

pve design said...

See what energy we can get from vacation and wallpaper! Looks great!!!
pve

bluehydrangea said...

Love the wallpaper!! Can't wait to see the room all finished. And I have never hung wallpaper. I am very impressed you did it yourself. Sounds like you deserve your vacation.