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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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Contemporary ‘Flora Teal’ Wallpaper by Graham & Brown

Wallcovering Installation in Cypress, Texas – by ‘Wallcovering Installation By Michelle’

Flora Teal, a Graham & Brown wallpaper, really brightened up this living area.
The whole room is very happy!
First photo below is the room before I started.
I will post any pictures I get from the homeowner once the room is put back together!

 

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I have been a professional paperhanger in the Houston and Cypress, Texas areas for several decades. I learned my craft as an apprentice. I was taught by two very skilled ‘wallpaper ladies’ who were perfectionists. They asked, and expected, no less of me. I am a proud member of the Wallcovering Installers Association which allows me to keep up with the latest products, techniques and wallcovering materials. It is an ever changing industry and, like anything else, being professional means I must stay informed. You can trust me to install your material like I was working in my own home. I am neat, honest, conscientious, and truly enjoy what I do for a living.

Aqua Blue Texture = Cool Tranquility

The walls in this large open office area were painted an ordinary, neutral, (umm…blah) tan. Around the ceiling, a dark border was the only added color and it was dating the area.
Then there was the beautiful bathroom sink cabinet and fixtures which were barely noticed against the dark red paint. The color also darkened the small room quite a bit.

The homeowners wanted to revitalize the area and decided on their favorite color, a soft aqua blue.  A heavy stucco-like texture was first applied to all the walls in the main room to add some distinct character. They kept the texture in the bathroom relatively light.

I just love, love, love, the new look. I can’t believe what a difference it has made.

~ So we start with the wall preparation. (It’s more like ‘demolition’.)

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Starting to prime the bath

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Voila. Bath is done!

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Another snap of the Bathroom.

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From this…

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To this!

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One of three window walls ‘before’.

 

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Love this color!

 

 

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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Wallcovering Installation By Michelle has been in business in the Hoston Texas area since 1975,  providing professional wallcovering installation services, in both commercial and residential situations. I learned my trade as an apprentice.
I am a conscientious craftsman with a perfectionist work ethic.
I now limit my work to residential and to the NW area of Houston, Texas.. although there are exceptions to both of these.
If you are a past customer of mine please do not hesitate to call me no matter where you are located.

Some of the services I provide:
– Consultation and measuring of your project.
(I do not provide wallpaper books, but can give you information on where to look for paper).
– Figuring amount of material needed and supplying an in depth, information-filled quote. If requested, I can shop for your wallpaper to check on lower prices if you are not working with a designer.
– Scheduling your installation, or specialty wall finish / artwork project
– *Wallcovering Removal
– *Preparing the walls
– *Sheetrock repairs
(*These services are normally done to prepare for my own work, not for someone else to paint or paper over).

A short list of the materials I install:
Grasscloth – Vinyls – Traditional Papers – Untrimmed – Hand Painted – Murals – Stringcloth – Cork – 54″ material (too many to list)

Some of the Brands:
Cole & Son – Brewster – Schumacher – Phillip Jeffries – Thibaut – York – JuJu Papers –
Koessel (Custom) – Graham & Brown – Osborne & Little – Farrow & Ball – York

The most important parts of a quality job are :
– The installer’s experience and knowledge
– The wall preparation, the wall preparation, the wall preparation.
– Using the correct primers, adhesives and products (properly).
– A wallcovering suitable for the area you are considering.

I am a member of the Wallcovering Installers Association (previously the NGPP).
I also paint murals (specializing in children’s rooms and Art Niches).
I apply and finish heavy plaster textures, stria, and other specialty wall finishes.
I am available to do custom designs for your mural or render a similar artistic look from a photo you provide.

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I am also on Houzz.com:
https://www.houzz.com/pro/paperhnger/wallcovering-installation-by-michelle
and Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WIbyMichelle/

Have a wonderful day,
Michelle

Please note:
I list my office phone to prevent my cell phone number from being abused by spam calls.
Please leave any info on it – Emailing me is also a good way to contact me.
Paperhnger@aol.com
I can then give you my cell phone number.

  Wallcovering Installation
By Michelle

A Professional and Conscientious Craftsman
– Proud Member of the WIA –

281-444-7703

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Hand Painted Murals Too