Posts Tagged ‘chesapeake easy-walls’

Railroading and Double Cutting

January 30, 2013

Digital ImageThis faux finish pattern had no real direction, so the eye didn’t notice if it hung right-side-up, upside-down, or sideways. This kitchen had lots of horizontal spaces, all shorter than the width of the wallpaper. So I was able to “railroad” the paper – run it laterally – on the long horizontal runs. This provides a nice straight line at the ceiling, and, most important, eliminates seams.

With a strip run horizontally intersecting with a strip run vertically, it’s impossible to match the pattern. So, to minimize the pattern mis-match, I overlapped the pieces and did a double cut (splice), using a curved line, rather than a straight cut, to disguise the seam.

This faux finish wallpaper is by Chesapeake Easy-Walls, #PN58593

Usually Silly, but Useful Today

January 18, 2013

Usually Silly, But Useful TodaySome wallpapers come with these eraseable marks that indicate where the pattern match is. Usually, we paper-hangers get a kick out of these, because, gee, I mean, really – we can pretty well figure out how to match a wallpaper pattern.

But with this faux finish design, I found that I welcomed the manufacturer’s marks. They made it MUCH easier to find the pattern match, and sped up the job considerably.

This is by Chesapeake Easy-Walls #PN58593