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Life can be crazy but having a home that gives you happiness and peace can make all the difference for your day. That’s why I was so excited that PhotoWall sent me my favorite wallpaper pattern I’ve ever laid my eyes on. It’s more like a mural but PhotoWall offers all sorts of cool products like Designer Wallpaper, Wall Murals, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Posters, Image Editing, and Assembly Kits. Plus, a package of powdered wallpaper glue comes with the wallpaper/murals order order.
Our foreclosure home has had many improvements in the past 4 years but the little alcove between the living room and the master bed room has been sorely ignored. It was a nonevent on the way to bed each night and getting up to start the day each morning. Subconsciously, I didn’t realize how that affected my emotions each day until after I put up the wallpaper and literally have smiled every time I’m going to my room!
Here are the before pictures…
It’s not a terrible spot but also not exciting either – just a nonevent in our home. So when my PhotoWall package arrived, I literally jumped up and down.
Here is the wallpaper I fell in love with. Like if I was a wall, I’d ask this paper to marry me. LOL
Before even opening up the packages, I knew I had to figure out how in the world to install wallpaper as I’ve never done this before with paste. Luckily, PhotoWall has a cute and informative video to watch which helped me sooo much! There also are directions that come with the order if you prefer to read directions too.
When installing wallpaper the #1 first thing you will want to do is patch and clean the wall. Fortunately, there weren’t any hole where the wallpaper was installed. After cleaning, I removed any electrical covers and cleaned up the baseboards as well.
The wall paper comes in one big roll that you will need to cut into each section. It is really simple to do and is well marked. My wall size meant I needed just a little over 4 rolls. I actually ended up not needing the 5th roll.
Next up, I laid out all the tools needed. Also I swiped a bucket we already had in our garage and a mixing stick for the paste.
Time to mix the glue… I added 1 gallon of water to the bucket first and then poured in the powder as I was stirring. Rocky was very interested in all this and was a “great” helper!
After stirring for about 3 minutes, the glue started to thicken a bunch and it was time to start putting the pretty butterflies on the wall.
When you start putting the wallpaper up, what I’ve learned from the videos and instructions is to start from the left with the first roll. I learned that it is important to make sure to line everything up before even starting to hang the wallpaper. Before putting the paste on the wall, I used the roll to mark how far it would be off the wall and then I used a large level to draw a line on the right side of where the wallpaper needs to meet up.
Put the paste on the wall and be sure to cover the entire area that the first roll will be going on. Start at the top of the roll, position at the top of the wall and over to the left as far as possible or the location that you desire. I used my hand to smooth the paper from top to bottom and from the middle to the outside edges. Then I used the squeegee type tool to adhere the wallpaper to the wall really well by pulling this over the wallpaper. There is a roller that comes in the assembly kit that can be used to roll over the two rolls matching together to get an even more perfect seam. I trimmed the top and bottom of this roll with the utility knife that came with the assembly kit. And then I gently wiped away any of the paste that got on the mural.
Not too shabby for my first roll of wallpaper I’ve ever hung up using paste! It was actually really easy. I repeated these steps for all the rolls until I got to the other side of the wall and then had to trim the last roll from top to bottom because it was just a teensy too wide.
Now I’m ready to showcase my favorite painting in an eye popping way! It’s a black and white pallet knife painting of St. Tropez. My husband made the frame and carved it to have all the curves and dainty grey lines to accent it even more. On the old white wall, the painting seemed to disappear but now! It pops against the wall and looks so beautiful.
If you have been thinking about spicing up a wall or entire room in your home, check out PhotoWall. There are so many options to choose from! There are 18,440 motifs of wall murals alone and that doesn’t even count the 4776 different choices of designer wallpaper. If you aren’t up for an entire wall makeover, select a canvas print from 19,000+ different choices (or have an image of your own created).
Creating a whole new look doesn’t have to mean buying all new furniture or ripping out walls. Try out a project like mine that literally took 2 hours and changed the otherwise boring alcove into something that brings me happiness every time I see it!
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