Residential Wallpaper Job with Photos.

Last week I hung some vinyl wallcovering in a powder bathroom that was a slightly tight space.

The room was 9′ tall but only 3′ wide making it a bit of a dilemma when trying to reach over a cabinet. My short ladder was not tall enough but I could open it fully in the room. The 6′ ladder was the perfect height but I could not open it up to get up onto it. I also needed to get the ladder over the commode so I would be closer to the wall over the back cabinet. To add to this, the sink was a free standing one which means I had to get up under it and cut the paper all around the pipes and plumbing, making sure it looked as though I had not done that! Wrapping the window with a vinyl material would be the least of my problems in here.

Unlike the vinyl used for commercial jobs, this material was half the width at 27″ wide and a double roll bolt can cover anywhere from 52 square feet to 60 square feet on average. Commercial vinyls are ordered by the linear yards.

It was a gorgeous silver color and I was anxious to see the room completed. The rustic floor tiles appeared to be slate and was a mixture of rust, browns and grays.

In the end, I managed to squeeze myself onto a semi-closed 6′ ladder and made sure I still had room not to hit the walls with my tool pouch.

I  got the room completed in a short amount of time. I think it came out beautiful.

This couple knows how to pick paper that will go with just about any decor!

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Old paper was removed before the new material is installed. Back is taken off commode.

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Of course I had to have a bit of a problem! It just would not be a day in my wallpapering life without some sort of distraction. This is how a bolt of it looked when I opened it. It was manageable only because the material had no pattern that had to be matched.

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These photos do not accurately show the beautiful ‘silvery’ finish on this vinyl. It was really a lovely look.

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…and UNDER the sink. My favorite place besides behind and under the commode 🙂

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