Faux Cork / Tree Bark, in an Art Niche

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Digital ImageI positively LOVE this paper! And, I have to admit, when I first saw and handled it, I thought it was authentic cork or birch bark. But, it’s a faux product, made from vinyl.

When I first consulted with this young couple in the Rice Village / South Hampton area, they wanted something for the back wall of their art niche, to serve as a backdrop to their art collection, without overwhelming. I showed them some silver & gold cork that I have put in a number of art niches. They liked the idea, and then went shopping…

What they ended up with was this less-glitzy, more-natural cork look-alike, made from vinyl. It handled beautifully, will hold up well, and, even though there is no pattern match, the seams are barely noticeable. I think this is a much better background for their art than something shiny and showy.

They were not home while I was working, and I could not resist “staging” the scene by placing a few of their decorative items in the niche, to surprise them when they come home. They both loved it!

This faux cork wallpaper is by York Wallcoverings and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

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