Posts Tagged ‘round top’

Faux Wood Plank Wallpaper in a Country Home Bathroom

October 8, 2019


Revisiting a boy’s bathroom in a client’s second home in Carmine (Round Top), that I hung in 2016 – way before the Joanna Gaines craze for all-white rooms wrapped with “shiplap”.

View of the Day – Working in the Country

March 16, 2016
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I’ve had a week-long job hanging wallpaper in Carmine (near Round Top and La Grange), Texas, about 90 miles northwest of Houston. It’s a new home on family farm land – and I’m getting to spend the night! 🙂

Below are more pics of the view, and of the job itself.

My Commute ….

March 16, 2016
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I just spent several days hanging wallpaper in a new home on family farm land in Carmine (near Round Top and La Grange), Texas, about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Of course, it rained buckets this week. Here are shots of my commute from my van to the house. Luckily, the homeowner advised me ahead of time to bring boots!

The mud you are looking it is slippery and sloshy and deep. On my first day, it was thick and sticky and bonded itself to my boots with a vengeance. Imagine hauling a 7′ long, 30lb work table, or a 50lb bucket of wallpaper paste back and forth through this!

Driving shoes off and boots on to walk through the mud. Boots off to walk through the house. Boots back on to walk back to the truck. Boots off and clean driving shoes on before getting into the truck. Repeat many times per day.

Tiny Print in a Country Bathroom

March 15, 2016
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More pics of my recent job in the country …

This master bathroom is on a farm near Round Top, Texas. White beaded-board wainscoting goes 3′ up the walls, and the wallpaper covers the rest.

It’s a clean, airy look, and has a lot of “country” in its feel.

This wallpaper is by York Wallcoverings. It is prepasted and nice to work with. (The un-plumb walls and un-level ceiling are another matter all together….) The paper 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.

Soft Mossy-Green Floral in Country Bathroom

March 14, 2016
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This pretty floral pattern in a small scale and a mossy green color went in a teen aged gal’s bathroom in the family’s second home in the country outside Carmine, TX (near Round Top and La Grange), 90 miles northwest of Houston. The bathroom window looks out over green fields and a blue sky. What harmony!

The pattern and color blend perfectly with the paint in the girl’s adjoining bedroom, as well as with the faux-wood wallpaper in the attached powder room. (See previous post)

This wallpaper pattern is in the Easy-Walls, Chesapeake collection by Brewster, and is a pre-pasted paper product. It is thin and pliable and was a positive delight to work with, and can be expected to stick tight to the wall for a looong time. There was an ever-so-slight bit of shrinkage at the seams (hair’s breadth), but that is typical of this type of paper, and is much preferable to the curling and peeling that some solid vinyl papers can exhibit.

It 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.