Well, it’s done! Our lovely framed wallpaper wall. Annnd: I lurve it.
Our house is sort of awkward. It’s tiny and old with a weird shape. The living room/dining room is long and skinny, and setting up a comfortable space has been a challenge. Especially with this giant wall. Sooo, I gave up on it. Yup. I threw a couple of random frames up there, and let the wall die slowly until I didn’t even care anymore…. That’s a lie though. I do care, and have cared what that wall actually looks like. It’s what you see walking into my home. ::BAM:: Hello boring wall.
I needed a change. That’s where my wallpaper comes into play. Everyone say, “Hello, beautiful wallpaper!” When I was at Alt Summit last January, I met a few HP people. They were lovely. AND, I got a coupon to try out some custom wallpaper! Yup, that wallpaper is custom… my illustrations. It’s so exciting to see my work up on my wall! Next up:
my own fabric line errr yeah. Hee.
How we did it:
- Put up your wallpaper (pre-measured/cut to the size you want). This wallpaper is easy to put up… it just requires water. There’s a whole video how-to if you’re interested (and, removing it is just as easy… with water). Siiide note: the video totally shows a lady doing this by herself… ummm. It required both my hubs and myself (along with some cursing). It is simple… but, a pain in my bum.
- Using trim, from a local home supply store, nail in a frame around the installed wallpaper.
- Time to paint the frame! If you have any gaps or spacing, use some caulk to fill the holes in before painting.
- You’re finished! Add some artwork if you’d like. Ta da!
//Wallpaper c/o: Walls by, Gallery Direct//
We are in no way finished with this room… at all. I’m contemplating painting all my walls white. Crazy right? I just love adding color with accessories, etc. So, we’ll see. Plus, still in the process of working on our fireplace… hoping to be finished with that by fall (yeah).
Annnd. guess what? I have moooore wallpaper. I have all the wallpapers in the world!!! Sorry about that… anyway: it’s for a project we’re waiting to start after the heat wave…. it’s going in the hottest room in the home. I will definitely be sharing that when we’re done!
P.S. I don’t believe Gallery Direct is set up for custom orders yet, but they will be soon!
Disclosure: I did not receive any payment for writing this post. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of the HP and Walls by, Gallery Direct.