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Repapered Kitchen, A Dramatic Change

This kitchen and breakfast room went from frumpy to fabulous with only a change in wallcovering. At one point in time, the striped paper was dashing and trendy…but that was yesterday. Today, it has undergone a complete facelift; becoming an example of classic sophistication.
The grasscloth-look, vinyl wallcovering, opens up the room making it appear less busy and larger.
Isn’t it amazing what wallpaper can do?
I love what I do for a living!

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In the last photo, you can see the variations of color on the wallcovering. See over the cabinets – it’s not a solid color. (Unfortunately it’s not showing up well in my pictures.)IMG_4335

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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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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!

 

 

A Bright Contemporary Entryway

This Houston home was built in the late 1970’s and not one wall was straight. Some of the smaller areas were off by an inch from the bottom width of the wall, to top of the door frame, making a geometric pattern quite a challenge to hang. I did use a few ‘tricks’ to compensate where possible. Overall the room looks amazing. A great choice in wallpaper to match their grey, painted, wood paneling in the den.

Not shown: I also hung this same material in two bookcase areas in the den. One area held their TV and the other had shelves. It added a bit of pizzaz to the fireplace wall it was on and tied the whole look together giving an older home the face lift it needed for this young couple.

Info: Thibaut wallcovering pattern named ‘Ikat’. Shown here in the grey and white colorway.

You can reach me at: Paperhnger@aol.com  (Yes, their is an ‘a’ missing)

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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.

Don’t want to miss my next project?
Just hit the ‘Follow’ button.

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

www.APaperhangersBlog.com
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Hand Painted Murals Too