Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sexy wallpaper

So we all love Taubman's Manhattan and Moonglow but - what to do to create a bit of excitement?

Got a load of samples from and ended up opting for this one Arthouse Couture Black Damask'. Its really worth getting the samples which took 7 days as some of them look very different in the flesh. The free samples are about 50cm x 52cm. Postage of 4 rolls was just over $100a and they took 10 days, BUT one roll of similar wallpaper in AUS is $140.. so all things considered a steal.

Wallpapering itself is relatively pain free (if your pasting on your nice new home smooth walls) if there are two of you and once you get over the stress of hanging the first piece.

Key tools are:

  • a plomb line or spirit level to get the first piece straight
  • a large brush to brush it on to the wall
  • a damp sponge to wipe off any paste that gets onto the front of the paper before it drys

The edges of the paper overlap the cornice and skirting and handy hubby used a ruler and knife to score them once dry. We pasted with a roller using our outside table (indoors) and folding the pieces in on themselves to transport them upstairs.

One feature wall took about 4 hours and total cost was around $300.

This looks very silvery - but its less so in real life.

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