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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.

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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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Italian Mural Covered Art Niche

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I recently hung a canvas mural in an Art Niche and then painted two areas to complete it. There will be a wood frame going up all around this making it look like a wonderful Artwork! The homeowner is also putting a small accent spotlight on the little hall ceiling to light it up.

The art niche had to be floated smooth first, then wet sanded, primed and blankstock was hung. Next I began to plan the placement of the canvas. This was hung with a heavy duty clay based adhesive.

The top portion I painted on a primed canvas, sealed it, then installed it. The bottom, extended portion of the scene, I painted on-site.

This canvas mural was very wide (but not much taller than the space). It had to be cut down and centered without compromising any of the scene. This was difficult because there were other trees on the sides we thought should be included but had to remove them.

All’s well that ends well however!  It came out PERFECT!

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Once again please excuse my awful photography skills. We can’t be good at ‘EVERYTHING’ now can we?

Have a wonderful day ~

Michelle

Paintable Wallcovering Over Wood Paneling

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The Completed Room. There is wood paneling on all these walls!

This older home was ready for a facelift. The homeowners wanted to cover the wood paneling in the large living area, kitchen and breakfast areas with a paintable paper. The idea was to have the finished project look as though it was textured and painted AND have that texture match the existing paint texture. They had a vision and just needed a little help executing it.

After a long search for the perfect paper, then preparing the walls, installing the materials, and painting it all, the results were amazing! ~ Did I mention the homeowners painted it all themselves, including the trim and the high ceiling? – And they are a retired couple in their late 60’s?

Unfortunately my photos do not rise to the quality of my wallcovering installation skills…this is the best I can do with photography. Hopefully they are adequate enough to show the steps taken and the results.

These photos show the project from beginning to end. There were many steps taken in order to do it correctly and make sure the finished project would last many, many more years. Those steps included removing the window coverings and rods, removing all the plug covers, nails and pictures from the walls, washing down the paneling with ammonia, priming all of it with Draw Tite, floating the grooves, sanding and refloating the grooves (and any uneven areas of the panneling), then another coat of Draw Tite. Blankstock was hung assuring all was sound and smooth and giving me an awesome surface to hang over.

As a side note: This particular paper was thin, and once pasted, it was similar to hanging wet paper towels. It was so bad, my razor knife just caught it and shredded the edges instead of cutting it. I fought with it all the way around the room. The brick wall and fireplace were real challenges to cut around.

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This is the room just as I was beginning to work.

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A good look at the paneling

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All the grooves had to be filled in.

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Long wall, partly prepped.

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Some blank stock wall liner is going up.

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The Breakfast room below the chair rail is also panelling. Here it is with blankstock on it. Almost ready for the paintable wallcovering.

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The paintable wallcovering is now up on this wall. This wallpaper is by ‘Brewster’.

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Opposite wall has paper now.

This photo was sent to me by the homeowner, after they painted the wallpaper to match the existing paint on the surrounding walls. They even painted the wood trim all around the room. What an amazing difference!

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