Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wallpaper ~

Where did August go? It zipped by so fast and I wish I had gotten more accomplished.
At least I  finally got all of the painting done in the living room. One of the problems when you do things yourself, at your leisure, is that they take a lot longer. With the painting finished I can now move on to...

the wallpaper.

Among the jumble of the room, with all of the furniture pushed together in the middle I made a place for a worktable.  I haven't wallpapered a room this size for a while and I was a bit intimated but the first piece, always the most difficult, went up with ease and so far I haven't had any problems. The hardest part was finding a new wallpaper paste brush, I ended up ordering one on line.

Wallpapering is a very simple endeavor and the paper is forgiving, but there are some things that you need to adhere to. One of these is making sure it goes up straight, especially with a stripped paper such as I am using.  So it is necessary to draw a plumb line every time you turn a corner. There are some fancy devices to do this with but I use the simple method I have always used, a string attached to my seam roller. Don't laugh, it works.

Here are the first couple of pieces. It is such a departure from the elaborate floral I had before. 

This gives you a better idea. I love the simple elegance of it and the fact that it will go with just about any other color. It looks really nice with the drapery fabric. I still haven't picked out any of the upholstery fabric or decided which chairs I will be keeping.

As of today I am past the halfway mark. I hope to have it all finished by next week. Then I will start making the drapes.

Thank you for visiting I hope that you have a very happy day!


  1. WOW. Looks so pretty and fresh. At first I thought the last picture was your inspiration piece from a magazine it's so pretty. I'm kinda liking the white framed windows without the draperies.

  2. OH it looks so fresh and inviting!
    I am already imagining it fully decorated with you sitting in a cozy chair with a good book and a cup of tea.
    You have been busy Adrienne, no wonder August has slipped by so fast!

  3. I love it so far and believe it will be the perfect backdrop for all the choices to come!

  4. I love it so far and believe it will be the perfect backdrop for all the choices to come!

  5. I really like the wallpaper it will look amazing with your drapes and furniture. You really took on a job.

    Don't work to hard and take it easy this weekend. Hopefully we will be having some wonderful Fall weather soon.

    Happy Labor Day.


  6. How I wish I was your neighbor! You do so many things and I could really have learned so many things by popping over and giving you a hand. I know what you mean about when you do things yourself, it takes a little longer. My whole house was torn up from Jan to the middle of march while I was painting the kitchen, family,living and master bedroom. It was so good to get it done.
    I am so in love with your wallpaper! It is totally timeless! I can't wait to see the finished room.
    Thank you so much for your note on the blinds, I hadn't even thought of that. It would work perfectly up there. The other day my husband went up to check our horses and he said that when he pulling in, on one of them was actually standing on the deck looking in the window. He was sorry that he hadn't thought to take a picture!
    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

  7. What a big job - but so worth it all. I love the wallpaper and the direction you are going with this room. Can't wait to see it all put back together.

  8. Adrienne, it is all looking so beautiful. I have to give you great credit for doing this yourself. It is not an easy job but seems like you have mastered it well. Have a wonderful week..Judy


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