Good-Bye Alien, Hello Copasetic Geometric

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This homeowner was wooed by a manufacturer’s claim that its peel-and-stick wallpaper was easy to install. Well, she put up two strips and called uncle! Hell, even I won’t work with that stuff! Besides, I think it looks like Alien from the book Communion.

The peel-and-stick is a lot like Contact Paper. It’s not repositionable, and it’s difficult to smooth out wrinkles or maneuver into place. In the first photo, I am peeling it off the wall. It was hard to remove, and, as you can see, it has pulled much of the olive green paint away with it.

I repaired damaged areas of the wall, primed, and then hung the new paper, a cream-on-silver geometric pattern by Thibaut. The wallpaper was easier to work with, and the new look is much brighter.

This wallpaper pattern is by Thibaut Designs, 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. I hung this in a powder room in a contemporary style home in the Houston Heights.

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