Life gets really busy sometimes, right? Maybe you remember I shared on my Instagram account a few months ago some shots about a project for our home we were working on.
Well, finally today it’s the reveal… yay!!
In fact, if you read my blog and follow me on Facebook you already have seen it 😉
Everything started when Photowall contacted me and asked me if I’d be interested in trying their products and guess what I said… yes, of course! I am not paid by them and all opinions are 100% mine and only mine, just to let you know.
Our house is more than 100 hundred years old and as you can imagine the walls need some love. The first wall I wanted to take care of was the hall one. It is the first thing you see when you enter the house; it had some holes and bumps and I didn’t dare to paint it because I knew the thin layer of plaster it had was going to fall off. I am talking by experience, it happened already in the living room but that’s another post I hope to share soon.
Back to the hall wall, this is how it looked our hall when we moved into the house. Dull.
Also, the dark furniture made it look sadder.
That wall is huge, it is like 4.5 meters long and almost 4 meters high (on the tallest point because it’s a sloped ceiling)
The good thing about Photowall is that you give them the exact measurements and they send the right amount of paper you need with the cuts made to fit the pattern.
They provide anything you need to wallpaper walls easily.
Everything came wrapped so the wallpaper arrived in perfect condition.
Remember I told you that you give the measurements and they do the rest? Here is how; each roll is numbered so you only need to start with number one from the ceiling, then number two will match the pattern, number three is the same and so on
While my hubby was preparing everything I filled the holes with some plaster of Paris.
How to Wallpaper Walls Easily
Time to start, we measured the width of the first roll and then marked the wall with a pencil. We didn’t want to mess it so we double checked a few times to make sure we followed along the line. The level is very handy at this point.
Following the directions on the package, I mixed the powder with water to make the glue. It is pink at first but don’t worry because it turns clear with some time.
We took off all the sockets covers for an easy application.
Bye bye bumpy wall
He applied the glue on the wall, no pink as you can see.
Cutting the excess on the corner.
Cutting around the socket.
Doing the same on the ceiling because remember, we have a sloped ceiling.
It took us around four hours from the beginning to the end, if the ceiling had been straight it would have been less for sure.
I love the result!
I wanted a subtle wallpaper, nothing with flowers or big prints so I chose “Tracks – White”
It is gorgeous, don’t you think?
Now I don’t feel ashemed when people come to our home, and it feels so good coming to a beautiful house.
We still have a lot of work to do but at least we can delete this from our long to do list.
Maybe the next project will be the next area in the hall.
It still amazes me that a pretty wall and a different piece of furniture could change a space so much.
If you like this sideboard it didn’t look like this when a friend gave it to me before throwing it to the dumpster. I love a challenge! You can see the before on this two-toned sideboard makeover post.
So if you have ever wondered about using wallpaper don’t be afraid because you can see the transformation it provides.
I hope you enjoyed the transformation as much as I do, so maybe you can share with others too. Sharing is caring!
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