Acrobats and Contortioning – Trellis Design in a Kitchen

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Digital ImageDigital ImageThis kitchen in the West University neighborhood of Houston has some very deep fur-downs (soffits), high up over the cabinets. They are VERY difficult to access, let along maneuver strips of wallpaper and tools.

In addition, the homeowner has chosen a geometric trellis pattern, which looks lovely in the room, but is a bugger to work with. The eye wants to see the same element of the pattern at the same height on the wall on every strip. But the face of the fur-down varies in height by 1/4″ around the room, and the bottom edge is not level, which causes the portion of wallpaper on the underside of the fur-down to twist and go off-kilter.

It is taking a lot of time and wrestling and patience and reaching, but, as you see in the other photos, I’m gettin’ ‘er done.

This kitchen used 14 single rolls of wallpaper, and took me three days to strip, prep, prime, and hang. The trellis design is in the Sure Strip line by York Wallcoverings, prepasted non-woven material made to strip off the wall easily when you’re ready to redecorate. I really love to work with this brand and this line.

Funny side note – This line is Sure Strip, made to come off easily. The paste I use is called Shur Stik, and meant to hold paper on the wall.

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