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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:




Photo Mural Repair

This mural in a local pizza business was damaged and needed either to be replaced or repaired, if possible.
You can judge for yourself how the repair worked out. The first two photos show some of the damage. I removed a 3/4 inch strip of the loose material, then touched up areas to bring it back as close to it’s original state as possible.


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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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By Michelle

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


Hand Painted Murals Too