Posts Tagged ‘super heroes’

More Geometrics in a West U Bath

June 6, 2017

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This is the same house in West U. where I hung a black & white geometric yesterday in a Hollywood bathroom. Today the black & white theme is moving across the hall to the guest bathroom. This is sort of diamond pattern, with strong lines in black on white, and interspersed with tiny silver dots inside the diamond shapes. To me, these dots resemble the pixels used in comic book artwork, and while I worked, I could not stop thinking about super heroes. 🙂 Another cool thing is that the upward-moving “V” shaped legs of the “X” motifs look to me like the searchlights used by 20th Century Fox to promote their movies.

This wallpaper was lovely to work with. It is a thin paper product, it clings tightly to the wall, and is pliable and easy to manipulate. Although the label is pictured, it’s not clear who the manufacturer is. But it was bought from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. She is great at helping you find just the perfect paper! Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

This home is contemporary in style, and has some small (1/2″) returns that fold into the doorways, that needed to be wrapped with wallpaper. See the 4th and 5th photos. Features like these are quick and easy to look at, but time consuming to put wallpaper on – especially on the edges that held the door hinges – four per door. Between the three rooms I papered in this home, there were 21 of these narrow returns that had to be covered with wallpaper.

Other challenges in this room were unplumb walls and an unlevel ceiling line, coupled with a strictly regimented wallpaper pattern. I used a few tricks to make the pattern look straight, even thought it went off-kilter in some places.

The finished room looks fantastic. Personally, I’m more of a traditionalist. But I have to say that I really like this bathroom – super heroes and all. 🙂

Metropolis – Home to Super Heroes!

July 21, 2015
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As I was hanging this wallpaper in a young boy’s bedroom, I thought to myself, “This looks like Metropolis. Superman would feel right at home.” Well, it turns out, that was the goal… The boy is crazy about super heroes, as you can see by artwork in his room. Look at the wallpaper, and you can almost see Spiderman working his way up one of the buildings.

Look at the last two close ups … Their crown molding in the room was off-level, and it was going to make it look like the paper was crooked, with the tops of the skyscrapers not all the same distance from the molding. In the 1st close up, you see what the pattern match is supposed to be. In the 2nd close up, you see how I lowered the pattern a little, so the motif at the top of the wall would be where I wanted it. To keep a uniform look, I kept the windows lined up. Even though the top of the light colored building is not lined up perfectly, you don’t notice the mismatch at all. Can’t do that with every pattern, but this one was a perfect candidate, and it really made the overall job look uniform and even.

This wallpaper pattern was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. The boy’s mom told Dorota she wanted something to coordinate with the blue walls, and to work with the son’s comic book artwork and love of super heroes. Dorota walked right to a selection book and opened it up to this pattern. She is sooo good at that! (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.