Monday, August 2, 2021

Wallpaper Makes For A Fun Accent Wall

 Welcome! I cannot tell you how excited I am to see that wallpaper has made a comeback! The popular peel n stick is great but I'm talking real wallpaper. Prepasted , meaning dipping your cut piece into warm water. Or using wallpaper paste, that which I chose for my living room accent wall. I've been known to paper for work and did it for several years.

When shopping for paper take your time and choose paper you will love for a long time. The paper I chose is from Arthouse, thier paper is fabulous and won't break the bank. I chose a paper that was faux wood with a bit of color and a ton of character. My living room at the present tim is our lakeside cabin, our summer staycation so it's filled with vintage fishing, lanterns and all things cabin. Just a fun room to hang out in. The paper I chose also had fit the bill for a farmhouse room as well. When choosing paper you may want to make sure it will go with your floor as well.

I also cooked up my own paste which worked beautifully;

4 cups water

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup sugar

Cook on stove, stirring continuously until thickened. Cool and paste!

There are so many patterns, styles ,colors of papers to choose from.  If you can ladder up, measure cut, plates the paper you can do it! My advice for you is to get a paper you do not have to  match patterns the fist couple of times you paper. Be sure you have tools such as lots of rags damp and dry, single edge razors, a good step ladder  and a good size soft paint brush for brushing the paste on. Start with a small paper job at first and before you know it you'll be a pro! 

Love that I can share this accent wall with you today.



I made this screen door many years ago, a fish basket filled with some white lights and a cloth fish for some whimsy!
A collection of old lanterns add a bit of color.



The accent wall lends a bit of fun to the room which also has a fireplace,red  plaid cabin curtains and also a faux painted vintage cabin floor.

These dishes I painted and stenciled, just old dishes I had hanging around.
Pinecone dishes I found at our local Goodwill

Row boats, ores also found thrifting 
The wood look around the window is peel n' Stick paper. 

The sign I crafted with some scraps of wood , paint and imagination . Thanks for stopping in today. Sure hope you will give wallpaper a whirl.

                                 Happy papering!

                               Lisa        

4 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this!
    Bravo!

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  2. I love everything! I love wall paper too. I have used mostly the border paper that glues on. I would never guess that is wall paper around the windows. It really looks like wood. Great job!

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  3. Welcome! I've done many of prepasted borders, love them. There's nothing more striking than a bit of wallpaper. Thankyou for visiting

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