The dining room has been a work in progress for a long while now. It’s still not complete but we’re one step further on the journey. I know what you’re thinking “Heather, you’re a paint girl. What on earth are you doing with wallpaper?” Well, I don’t know! I’ve never papered before and had no idea what it entailed. But looking at this before photo just shows that something was missing and paint wasn’t going to fix it.
I won’t lie, this was a pretty big education for me. Paint I understand. This wallpaper business was new territory completely. I wasted a lot of paper. I got angry. I walked away and then came back to it the next day and wrapped it up. Now that it’s complete and I learned what I needed to learn, the next attempt will go much smoother and yes, if I had it to do over again, I’d still jump at the chance because just look at the result!
It is so bright and cheery! It makes the whole lower floor feel open and happy and I’m thrilled with how it looks. This floral wallpaper has a vintage vibe to it and it just pulls everything together in the perfect way – it makes sense now.
The pattern is Foxglove from Graham and Brown. It’s lilac and lime (although, I’d argue it’s less lime and more yellow in person) and the colours feel so fresh and pretty. They set off the painted table and the background colour is a creamy white that works perfectly with our builder’s beige and dark wood floors. I couldn’t be happier!
Matching up the pattern was easier than I thought and that part went smoothly. Dealing with the glue went smoothly too and I didn’t have any trouble with bubbles or wrinkles. Cutting and measuring was the difficult part – the corners threw me for a loop and boy oh boy – two days later and my thighs are still burning from going up and down the ladder and squatting to work near the floor. It wasn’t a huge wall but it took some time while I figured everything out. Now that it’s all done, I can sit back and enjoy!
The very best part about this paper? It has bees on it. I mean….how could I not love it? I really love the pattern placement too. The eye isn’t drawn to any one area in particular which allows it to be beautiful, but not distracting. What do you think? Would you attempt to paper in your home?