Posts Tagged ‘corner molding’

Silver Cork in a Galleria Area Dining Room w/Smart Solution for Rounded Outer Corner

June 22, 2015
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Textured wallpapers are setting the fashion trends these days! Here is a silver with gold cork wallpaper. I have hung it several times, but I think I like this setting the best, because there is plenty of room to stand back and see the full effect, and there is plenty of light to bounce off the metallic paper. In fact, the husband said, “I can’t wait ’til it gets dark,” because he wanted to see how the room looked under different lighting.

With their modern chandelier and the smoked glass topped table, it silver cork wallpaper makes a stunning backdrop.

In the room-set photo, you can see the paneling / shading effect, which means a difference in color between one strip and the next, or even within a strip. This is a typical and expected look, when using natural materials like cork.

The last photo shows a decorative corner molding the homeowner found at Home Depot, which he used to finish off the rounded edges of the walls in this room of the house. Please see previous post.

This wallpaper pattern is by Thibaut Designs, #T-839-7047, 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.

A Trim Molding Solution for Bull-Nosed Edges

June 3, 2015
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For the last 10 years or so, builders have been putting rounded corners on walls, instead of right-angles or decorative trim. These might look good, but they are a nightmare to hang wallpaper on. For one thing, you can’t see or feel where you are trimming, and for another, it leaves a raw edge of wallpaper that will be prone to peeling up if people brush against it.

One solution is to put molding or trim along the edge. That looks OK – or not – depending on what kind of molding you find and what the house looks like and other factors.

Where I worked today, the homeowner found this corner molding at Home Depot. It has a little decorative flourish to it, so it is more classy than the traditional plain corner mold. And it fit easily around the bull-nosed edge, and looked like it came with the house.

Best of all, the wallpaper nestled against it perfectly and trimmed neatly, with no worries that someone will brush against it and peel it up.