I have wallpapered twice in my whole life.
Mostly, because the task has always seemed more daunting and difficult than it really was and I tend to paint walls in my home in white or Farrow & Ball grey paint anyway.
However, since we added the Scrapwood wallpaper collection by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek to the shop, I have been dying to do a feature wall with either the PHE-11 design or the PHE-2 in our holiday home in France.
So last month, after spending a week on the boat doing nothing, I started a bit of DIY the following week.
I had wallpapered a wall before this one once but it was a completely different experience.
Few things impressed me with the Scrapwood wallpaper…
First, the quality of the wallpaper, which was thicker and easier to handle.
Second, we didn’t need a pasting table as we only had to apply the paste to the wall and then position the paper properly, which turned out to be a lot easier than the traditional way of applying the paste on the wallpaper and then try to position it on the wall without getting tangled.
Third, there was no repeat pattern which made wallpapering our wall, a walk in the park!
It took my mum and me about 2 hours to do this feature wall.
We measured each lay on the big dining table in the lounge, cut it and then applied the paste onto the wall, leaving 1 cm down at the bottom of the lay to cut it neatly when everything had dried.
The tricky thing was to cut around the existing sockets but then again, easier than I thought it would be.
I’m really pleased with the outcome.
It has completely changed the look of the room, making it look fresher and wider.
What do you think?
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