Friday, April 10, 2015
Holy wallpaper: Veni, vidi, vici.
So-- let's cut to the chase: This is the first time I've ever hung wallpaper. And according to "a source" I found online, basically I've just broken all of the cardinal rules of wallpapering. In one day.
Apparently, you should consider the following:
The wallpaper you install in 2015 may be around much longer than you’re expecting. It’s not at all unusual for a homeowner to keep the same wallpaper for 15 or 20 years. So when you’re in the early stages of planning your wallpaper project, consider the long term. Do you think you’ll like the pattern as much in a few years as you do today? In 20 years, is it possible that the room you’re covering with wallpaper will be serving a different purpose?
Which makes me wonder, will I really like this totally bonkers landscape wallpaper 15 years from now? I think I can actually say with a fair amount of confidence, "Absolutely not." However, I just totally overhauled my powder room for about $120.00 and a day's worth of work, so I guess if I hate it even five years from now, it still worked out to be a pretty good deal. It's roughly six cents a day if I can stick it out until then.
And the next rule of wallpapering that I unwittingly threw out the window:
The wallpaper you like most may not be the best choice for your skill level. Try to select a pattern you feel confident you can hang properly.
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