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WallPaper & Faux Plaster Finish Combo

 

Part of the kitchen and breakfast area is shown above.

This home flooded and the floors and walls needed to be replaced, and/or repaired.
The kitchen wallpaper was the homeowner’s favorite and she really wanted to find the same thing to replace it.
Unfortunately it was no longer made, but she did have enough left over from the original job to replace the main area of the kitchen, just not enough for the breakfast room.
*I had an idea*   :)
I asked her: “Why don’t you have a chair rail put up around the breakfast room and I can add a faux plaster finish below it, matching the colors to the wallpaper’s background?”
She loved the idea!
About 12 inches of wall was removed all around the home.
It was quite a bit of work to remove what was left of the old papers on the now dry sheetrock.
I also stripped the paper from all the walls in two bathrooms, primed, then faux plastered and painted those rooms as well.
 
Did I tell you I was her original paperhanger which was 12 years prior?
It was just a coincidence that she found me, but BOTH of us were very glad to see each other again.
Hall Bathroom –
Before, with original paper.
Then, after stripping paper and applying a wash.

…And the final product.

The Powder Bath –
Before, with original paper.
The paper was used to make a border around the top because the homeowner wanted to preserve a bit of it.

A separate Art Niche –
Originally the same texture and color as the wall paint:
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Teal and Gold Powder Bath

I loved this paper so much I may hang it in a room in my own home. The dark paper was the original paper.
Although there was some prep work, I did not have to worry about much of it because the homeowner removed all the existing paper and took down the lights and other things from the walls. He did an amazing job, I must add. I then repaired some areas and primed the walls.
The paper went up beautifully although my photos do not capture the finished look as well as I had wished.

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More ‘Old World’ Walls

I have added a couple of areas to a job I worked on previously. This job is a work in progress and done for one of my favorite customers! – I have been very fortunate to have the most amazing clients in my career, so actually ALL my customers are my favorite 🙂

The rustic Mediterranean finish was achieved by heavily layering a faux plaster mix on the walls, then washing color on it to simulate aged stucco. At a later date, I will be painting grape vines above the arches and trail them down the sides. I can’t wait to see this space when it’s completed!

Until next time, have an awesome day.

Michelle

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‘Hip Hop Grill’ 54″ Vinyl In A Theater Room

All of the walls were textured heavily, and painted, which required lots of priming and floating. The material is a heavy type ll commercial grade vinyl. It comes in 54” wide bolts and is sold by the yard. A 30 yard bolt is usually the largest size packaged at once. If you need 45 yards you would be sent a 30 yard and a 15 yard bolt. However they are not only wide but fairly heavy, making it difficult to handle. Normally you have to overlap the edges and, in this case, match it up precisely, then cut away the excess and make sure the seams go together without showing. To make it a bit more challenging, the instructions called for reversing each strip. Because it’s a geometric pattern I had other challenges as well. Of course there is much more to it which is why a professional installer is mandatory.

To sum it all up: my client’s theater room looks amazing and this pattern will be relevant for years to come.

Latasha and Tim if you read this I want you to know all my wallcovering friends really liked this material and the way your room turned out. Great choice!

I loved working for you – thanks for making my job a joy.

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The wall below is the one that was added to transform the room from an open game room into a theater room. If I can get pictures once the room is completed I will add them to my Blog at that time.

The furniture was moved out into the hall.

*The furniture was moved out into the hall to make it easier for me to get around and set up my equipment. .

From Dark Stripes to A Light Grey Hall Bath

This was a fairly straight-forward paper to hang. The stripe was previously installed in the sink area along with the faux finish blue which had been hung in the tub area.. I soon got rid of those! Having both areas done in the same paper makes the bathroom look larger and less chopped up.

The updated look is very nice and gives this bathroom a totally different, more contemporary feel.

Material Information: Graham & Brown, Mercutio Plain – Grey

My clients were sooo nice….they even gave me fresh ground coffee to take home 🙂

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

(I had to place some folded material under the light fixture while the paper dried so the weight of the fixture did not mark the paper.)

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Scenic Mural – Bay of Naples, by Dufour

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This is a digital reproduction of “The Bay of Naples” by Dufour. The large painted mural exists in an historic home in New England. Artist Holly Alderman traveled there specifically to photograph it. She then digitally reproduced it in grisaille. Wallquest manufactured the large (untrimmed) custom panels which I installed in a home office.

The paint my client chose, gorgeously enhances the grisaille print and the chandelier is icing on the cake.

I am hoping to get photos of the room from my client, once it is all put back together and if so, I will post them here!

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