Monday, January 7, 2019

Anthropologie Queensland wallpaper

Happy 2019! There were a few projects I wanted to complete going into the new year and before my husband's new travel schedule kicked off.   He will be off on new adventures this year so cranking a few projects out was a must.  One of the projects was finishing our dining room. The last little bit was this little cove that I thought was the perfect spot to try our first wallpaper job.  I'm not going to lie, it was daunting, stressful and messy!  There were lots of measurements, trying and retrying, learning how much water to use and when to just give up and use the glue stick!  We also found that this pattern with an 18" repeating pattern left for a lot of waste. 

I first ordered one roll of this paper from Anthropologie called "Queensland" a few months ago. I measured the space and bought what I thought would be enough. With the pattern as it was, we ran out with still one portion of the wall to cover and the ceiling. So I had to order another one of course. 🤦

Hanging wallpaper on the ceiling was the hardest part. We first thought it would be a good idea to do one long strip the length of the ceiling and use painter's tape to hold it up. That didn't work at all, so we cut it in thirds. This worked much easier.  Joe also thought it would be a good idea to mark the plumb line with a string and blue chalk to slap a line on the ceiling.  Then I spent the next 20 minutes with a sponge and soapy water cleaning my rug. Another face palm. Next time, a cloth on the ground would be a good idea.

There are lots of tutorial's online about hanging wallpaper.  They are a must before starting a job like this.  You learn so much.  

I really love how it turned out and it gives this little space a fun unexpected pop of pattern. I happen to love black and white, which goes with everything and doesn't clash with any holiday decor.  I also love this design because the ceramicist, Melanie McEvoy, from Western Queensland and her Maori ancestry, took inspiration from the plant life in New Zealand that face powerful storms and are so resilient.

This angle is laying on the ground staring up. Not a bad view. 

So a fun Before Look at this room: So very different.

This room in total got new paint 1) Benjamin Moore's Paper White in Satin 2) Wallpaper in Anthropologie's Queensland 3) New Rug from Overstock 4) Pink ceiling paint Olympic's Limoge Pink 5) New Light Fixture from Lamps Plus 6) West Elm Gold Curtain Rods 7) White linen curtains that I sewed from 

Thanks for checking it out. I hope it inspires to you have fun with design and to try something new.


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