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Arrrrggggh! But Luckily, I Was Still On the Scene

May 26, 2012

Yesterday I did a very tedious 10-hour installation of Mexican Lotteria tickets – colorful and fun, but on very flimsy paper, and difficult to work with the paper and in the powder room, which was tiny and hard to maneuver in, plus had very unsquare walls and floors.

I had just finished and was packing up my tools when the homeowner came in to look. He loved it! He was so excited, he wanted to hang the mirror immediately. But it was the hooks were difficult to work with, and after several attempts, he decided it would be better to wait until later. I looked with relief to see that none of the paper under the mirror had been scuffed or damaged.

Until… the homeowner looked down to where his knees had pressed against the wall… Three areas of the wallpaper had been forced sideways across the wall, tearing, bunching up – arrrrgggh!

Luckily, it was easy to fix. I worked the mushed up parts back into place, and then cut out more Lottery rectangles (didn’t even need to match the pattern; any rectangles would do) and simply pasted them on top of the damaged areas. Absolutely invisible.

I am so glad that this happened while I was still at the home, and able to do the repairs while the paper was still wet, and without having to come back at a later time.

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