just k

Sometimes I Wonder...

Our home renovations have always been the source of two things for me. Pain, as in the work that it takes to strip off old wallpaper, refinish woodwork, haul out garbage that other folks leave behind, etc., etc., etc. Since we choose to renovate a home every few years I think we could agree that the pain is somewhat self-inflicted.

Those same renovations are also a source of pleasure because I always look forward to when we reach the point where I can start to decide on paint colors, cabinets, countertops, light fixtures & all the other things that you need to make a house your home.

In all of the homes we’ve renovated, I have always used wallpaper somewhere in the house. Usually I only do  a wall or two in a couple of of rooms (although I once used a lot of paper in a lot of rooms in a wonderful old Victorian) to add some pattern or texture but mostly I use it just because I love wallpaper.

Wallpaper has been around for hundreds of years & like a lot of trends, goes in & out of style. The last couple of years has seen a resurgence of wallpaper, mostly used as an accent on one wall in a room. There are so many beautiful patterns available it’s sometimes difficult to make a choice. 

My most recent wallpapering was done in my downstairs bathroom where I chose to do all four walls (which meant lots of trimming around sink, shower, windows, etc., yes, I’m crazy) in a big floral pattern that I fell in love with. 

Sometimes I wonder if it’s the wallpaper I love or is it that it reminds me that it was my Mom that taught me how to paper years ago in that wonderful old Victorian…k


October 12, 2016

Posted 321 weeks ago