Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rocking Old Wallpaper...

 
Sometimes, when life hands you lemons, you have to make lemonade. When we bought our house this past August, there was, um, "interesting" wallpaper everywhere. In each and every bedroom. In the kitchen. On the ceilings. On the doors. You name it.

In the kitchen. Turquoise and peach. Perfect combination. 
The Master Bedroom. Blue toile wallpaper EVERYWHERE. The room looked so small with the paper and the custom draperies, straight out of 1982. Also, when we pulled back the wallpaper, we had to deal with mildew issues. Another reason never to put wallpaper on your walls. It traps everything:(. 
This one was my absolute favorite!! It was put up, according to the son of the previous owners (who lived here for 48 years), in 1968. It covered the whole room. It was super-psychedelic. It was awesome. That carpet, not so much. Bright green, and when we pulled it back - horsehair padding. HORSEHAIR. Which is really, extremely super itchy. 
Oh, yeah... There were also a lot of questionable carpets. Which we removed. Fast. 
So, here is what we did with that rocking wallpaper. We made it work. I mean, werrrrkkk...

We painted two walls bright green and one wall purple, and refinished the floors (future post on this). 
This was the mess of a floor underneath the horsehair padding. 
Pre-furniture. 
Some funky Ikea furniture, and  everyone thinks that wallpaper is the coolest part of her room.
My rule? Make it look intentional. Like it was always supposed to be there;). ~Alice

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