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Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Wall Paper Project!

Can you believe it is already Sunday night! Where oh where has this past week gone to.

I had promised you that I would show you what I have been working on in the attic room upstairs of the ole farm house. It is a big room so I am not finished but I am excited of what I have done so far and wanted to share it with you.

Being an attic room the ceiling is slanted down almost to the floor and was in bad shape. An old wall paper was peeling off and there were leaks in several places so on a budget I could not figure out what I could do to make this a liveable but pretty room. 

The only thing I could think of was to use the idea my SL Linda used in one of her rooms last year that turned out spectacular. I have to go by there and take pictures for you of this bedroom. Beautiful room and she gets so many compliments on it.

 So I went to Home Depot and bought a roll of Rison Paper in a rose color. The only two colors they had were brown and rose. My SL Linda used brown in her bedroom but since I was using this for a ceiling that almost touches the floors I chose the rose color. It is only $12.00 a roll and one roll will cover a regular size room. 

To begin your project you tear a piece from the roll whatever size you want and then you wad the piece up. Then take the piece spread it out on a work space that you don't mind getting sticky and spread some wall paper adhesive paste on it with a brush.

Take the piece and stick it where you want to start and then just repeat this process over and over until the room is covered.

These pictures are not great but I was trying to show you how it looks after it is on the wall or ceiling in my case.

 On the walls I painted them a pretty green that I have in other areas of my home. It is called Quaking Grass and I love how it looks with this rose color.

I have finished papering one side of the room and have a lot of the other side done. Of course I had to grab the paint brush and see how this color would look on the low walls before I even finished the papering. lol

My plans were to have the room finished by the 15th of this month but I had expected to work on it this past week but as always other things usually come up that have to be taken care of first. So it will take a lot of effort to finish it by my planned date but I am just proud of how much I have gotten finished.

I would show you a picture of the whole room but I would like to keep you as a friend and if you saw what it looks like now you would think OMG she lives like that. hahaha Yes there is a little bit of everything stored in this room. Where oh where will a lot of this go when I finish the project.

I have my grandmothers old bedroom suit that I painted black. It turned out so nice. Thanks to help from Dan at Yesterday Once More. He is always painting something in his gorgeous home so he shared his secret with me and thanks Dan I love the way my MaMa's bed and dresser look now. Will show you them in a post soon.

Also I plan on keeping the wicker I have stored there too. I had a sunroom in my home in town and have been keeping it upstairs for now.  It is a old antique sofa with chairs and a pretty lounge chair. Their all white for now and I am trying to decide if that is the color I should keep them since the bed and dresser are black. Any ideas?

Is this project something that you would do to a room? Honestly these pictures don't do it any justice. Maybe when I share the whole room with you or the pictures from Linda's home.

I hope you had a chance to meet Anni this past week who was my last Blogazine Guest. Thank you Anni for sharing your great story with us.

You all have a story to tell and if you want to share it on here just let me know. I have another great blogging buddy to share with you this week so stay tuned.

This was a week though of good things happening for me and Christi. She phoned and told me she has been offered a job. YAHOO! Then I have a nice couple that want to rent my home. They can not move in until the 1st of February but have given me the deposit to hold it for them. So yes it was a good week.
A lot of prayers answered.

Hope all of you are well and I thank you for coming by and leaving me your awesome comments.

Let's all have a great week. My word for the new year is productive! What is your word for the new year.

Sweet Dreams


Unknown said...

YAY! Prayers answered for you & Cristi! I am just so happy for you, sweetie. Love the papering of the ceiling & walls ... my colors for sure!!

My friend. Your home is absolutely a show stopper gorgeous abode filled with the most exquisite antiques, colors, decor & love. I know this, because I've seen it first hand. You be fair to yourself.

Guess I am going to have to go see my brother again ... & you!

Love you,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good to hear that things are going well, Maggie! I'm sure this is a time consuming project and I'm sure it is going to look wonderful when you finish.

Unknown said...

Maggie, I think it's going to look beautiful when you finish it. I can't wait to see! And so glad to hear about the job offer for Cristi. Hugs!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Well, well, well you are certainly productive this year! What a clever way to cover up that wallpaper that you no longer wanted. Ingenious! I can tell 2012 is off to a great start--yea you!

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, Well things are starting off good and they always say good things come in three's. Maybe a job will come for you. I like what you have done so far to your room. You are a lot braver then I would be. Don't you like the vintage as I call it over some of the new modern things that they have out there now. I still have my early American living room furniture. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs from your Missouri Friend. P.S. What is your weather like?? Is any of the snow close to you.

yaya said...

This room is looking so interesting and I can't wait to see the finished product! I know you'll do a great job. I love looking at everyone's creativity since I'm a bit lacking...congrats on Christi getting a job and I'm glad you found a good couple to rent your home. I have read more blogs that mention a word for the year instead of a resolution...I chose a phrase: "stay the course"...I have many things I need to accomplish and I need to see them I hope I can focus and follow through. Have a great week!

Delena said...

You have been so busy and what a cool idea to cover up old wallpaper. I love antiques also. They made furniture with love way back then!. Can't wait to see more pictures.

joanne said...

I've never seen this done with wall paper so I am anxious to see how it turns out. I like it so far...the texture is appealing to me. And of course the colour. Glad you've been having a great week...congrats to Cristi.

JaneT said...

What you have shown is so neat. Maybe you could paint the wicker in a very light dove gray.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Great news, and love the wall paper. I did a treatment like that on some sliding closet doors that were in rough shape. I used brown paper and when it was done, all the crinkling make it look like leather. Yours is very pretty - love the rose color.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

That is gorgeous! I had no idea how they did that crinkly paper look. GORGEOUS!

Awesome for the job! Glad you have renters and that things are going so well.


Unknown said...

It has been so long since I talked to you. I’m glad things are taking a turn for the good. You deserve it.

Take care,

Olga said...

Sounds like the new year is of to a very good start. I can't wait to see more pictures of your project. I'm not sure that I would tackle something like that but I sure do admire those creative souls who will.

Arkansas Patti said...

All right, 2012 is really looking good. So happy for you and Christi.
My hat, if I wore one, is off to you for even tackling that job. I can paint but wall papering?? Never.
Don't forget to show us the finished projeck.

Darla said...

I saw this technique used in a little girls room, the brown paper was the trunk of a tree! Wonderful.

Kim said...

Oh, I'm so happy for both you and Christi. This is a sign - a start of good things for the new year.

Debby said...

I like that technique. Does the paper come in any other colors.
Would you consider painting the wicker a pink like the ceiling? I am sure that wold be hard but it would be so pretty....with the green and black. Or you could use black and white accessories all through the room.
So glad that you have found a god renter. That should ease your mind alot. And wonderful news for your daughter getting a job. So glad things are looking up.
What no cowboy stories for the new year? Come on......xo

Julia said...

Maggie, I can't wait to see that room finished. I love that old technique and the results are stunning. I love that rose color too with the Quacking Grass color on the lower walls. Creativity wins over spending lots of money as far as I'm concern.

I'm so glad that your prayers and our have been answered. Wishing you and Christie continued blessings and nothing but the best for 2012.

Congratulations to Christie on getting a job and to you for renting your house.

Much love, hugs, JB
Hugs, JB

Sharon said...

Oh what great news for you this week.
I can not wait to see how this room turns out.
I love the color that you choice.
Prayers for daughter and her new job.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Woohoo!!! Answered prayers here sister. God is good.

Seems to me your well on your way to livin' up to your word 'productive' already. It's lookin' great.

Ya may want the wicker a different color than black...ya can go overboard with one color in furniture ya know...'just sayin'!!

God bless ya and have an awesome week sweetie!!! :o)

Susan Anderson said...

I LOVE that look! And it even seems kinda doable!


PS. So glad some great things are happening for you and for Crist!

Lisalulu said...

LOVE that 'wallpaper' that solves a myriad of problems. HOW CREATIVE ARE YOU??? and after Marydon tells us so much about your home... I'm waiting for a tour. So Happy for the employment miracle! looks like your year will be productive, for your family! now... don't overdue it or your back will freak out!!!

Anonymous said...

My word for the new year is: organized...I've gotten a start!

I love what you're doing with your upstairs room...and yes if I wasn't renting I'd definitely do this to walls in my home!

Happy things are going well for you Maggie...a great way to start 2012!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a real nice idea with the paper on the ceiling. I hope you show a picture of the room when you have it all finished.

So happy to hear that Christi has a job offer and you have renters. Praying everything works out perfect for her. Praying your renters are good ones that pay their rent on time and take good care of your place too. Hugs sweet Maggie

Shawkl said...

So glad to hear you have rented you little house!...and the pink paper looks so great!

Karen Whittal said...

Hi There, have really missed you will be a regular visitor again this year, have a less hectic year, your back must be much better if you are taking on decorating, wish I could see your handiwork in person your taste is just up my street lots of love Karen

NitWit1 said...

Love the renovations. Can't wait to see the black furniture.

My word for 2012 is wellness whereever possible.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Looks like you have a good start on your "productive" year!

Love the wallpaper, I need you to come visit and give me some decorating ideas!

Darlene said...

So glad that your house is rented and I think having a couple in it is good. I do hope that they will take care of it.

You are doing a great job with your redecorating. I have seen this done with the wallpaper and it does look fantastic. Who knew?

I'll be very interested to see the final results, so don't forget to take the pics and post!

Darlene said...

Forgot to mention how happy that I am about Christi's job. Things should be good from now on.