Archive for December, 2013

Wallpaper Mural Going Up

December 5, 2013

Digital ImageDigital ImageDigital ImageMany wallpaper murals go up in eight-panel formation (four across the top and four across the bottom). I kept forgetting to take photos as I moved from the center out to the sides, but finally got a shot before the last panel went in.

Then, of course, you see the finished mural – a golf course on the side of the sea! This went on an accent wall in a home office.

These murals are printed on an atypical paper, and come with special powdered cellulose paste, which must be mixed with water. I use an immersion blender to get a good, smooth, non-lumpy mix.

Flaw of the Day – Tape Tears Paper

December 4, 2013

Digital ImageThe manufacturer secured the rolls of paper with green “frog tape.” Removing the tape also removed some of the backing of the wallpaper. And yes, that can show when the paper is on the wall.

Blue painter’s tape would remove easily and cleanly. And some brands, like Thibaut, use bands of paper secured with removeable adhesive, like on Post A Notes, so no adhesive ever touches the wallpaper.

This paper is by Scalamandre.

Wallpaper Client in Vet’s Office

December 3, 2013

My new kitten is old enough to spay, so I visited the vet today for the preliminary exam. A client came into the office to pick her dog. She noticed my Wallpaper Lady van in the parking lot, and looked at me and asked, “Are you the Wallpaper Lady? You papered my house years ago.”

She sold the house recently, and is moving to Katy. I was very happy to hear that the wallpaper is still in perfect condition!

Added the next day: Coincidentally enough, I ran into that veterinarian today, at Home Depot. It never ceases to be a small world!

Dark Wallpaper Printed on Dark Stock

December 2, 2013

Digital ImageThis wallpaper colorway is very dark, almost black. Since paper shrinks a little when it dries, there is always the potential for a little of the white paper backing to show.

To minimize this, this manufacturer took the extra step of printing on a darker material, so, if the seams do show, you’ll see dark grey, instead of white.

This very cool pattern is by Designer Wallpapers, #EH62003. It was bought from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet west of Kirby, dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Always make an appointment before heading over.