Posts Tagged ‘manvel’

Doggone Cute Wallpaper!

May 5, 2021

If you’re stuck working from home, and you’re dachshund-crazy, how can you make your home office more invigorating? Cover the walls with cute, irreverent dachshunds!

The pattern is called Tillsammans. Sorry, I can’t tell you the name of the manufacturer – because I can’t read Swedish! 🙂

It is a non-woven material and was easy to work with. I used the paste-the-wall installation method. The paper went on one accent wall in the home office.

This home is in the new Pomono development in Manvel, a bit south of Houston.

Jobs Impeded by Highway Construction

August 27, 2020

Road construction and closures go on in Houston all over and all the time. Always an extreme annoyance. But sometimes they are downright insurmountable.

I do consultations and site inspections on Sunday afternoons. To prevent mucking up M-F workday traffic, much of the road and highway work gets pushed to the weekend. This means that some arteries will be partially or even completely shut down.

Driving down Hwy 288 on a weekday is bad enough. Narrow lanes, broken pavement, confusing signs, unmarked exits.

But this past Sunday, I was trying to get down to Manvel to visit a client. I won’t even try to describe the messes on I-45 and Beltway 8, or confess to how many exits I missed and had to U-turn. But it was at least doable.

But when I finally got to the intersection with Hwy 288, which leads straight to my destination, I found that the traffic was at a dead standstill. No way I could head south.

It’s rare that I back out of an appointment. But, after an hour sitting at this same highway exchange, I gave up and called the client and told her that I simply could not get there.

This story includes a whole lot more wasted time, frustration, and boiling-point temperament – all of which I will bypass.

The point is, sometimes I’m not able to help a client simply because it’s impossible to get to her house!

Serena & Lily Silvery Grasscloth on Master Bedroom Accent Wall

June 15, 2020

Every wall of this brand-new home in the Houston ‘burbs is WHITE. The homeowners have opted to warm up their master bedroom – as well as add a little dazzle – with this silver metallic-backed grasscloth by Serena & Lily.

I have striped on the wall with a similar-hued paint, where the seams will fall, so any gaps between strips will not show white wall primer.

Note that with grasscloth, there is no pattern to be matched, so you will always see the seams. The S&L grasscloth I have hung has been pretty homogeneous in color, as you see above, so not much paneling or shading as with other brands and posts I have done.

Still, this was NOT an easy install. See future post(s) for info.

The home is in the brand new Pomona subdivision in Manvel, south of Pearland, both a bit southeast of Houston.

Serena & Lily Feather in Guest Bathroom

June 13, 2020

Serena & Lily’s “Feather” – a very popular design. In fact, besides today’s install, I have three other clients considering using this pattern.

S&L makes nice paper, and I enjoy hanging it.

This home is in a new subdivision called Pomono, in Manvel, which is south of Pearland (southeast Houston).

Marvel Comics in Kids’ Bathroom

June 12, 2020

Here’s a finished look at yesterday’s install. It’s in a bathroom adjacent to a bonus room / play room / bunk room for this family’s four young sons.

See yesterday’s post for information about this non-woven wallpaper material.

This wallpaper pattern is by York Wall, and was bought from my favorite source for good quality, product knowledge, expert service, and competitive price – Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or She is great at helping you find just the perfect paper! Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her, especially during this time of COVID 19.

The home is brand new, and is in the new Pomona development south of Pearland in Manvel (southeast Houston).