We got the wallpaper in the entry up and it is dreamy and just what we hoped! It actually made the area look bigger (hard to portray in photos–you really must stop by) and so much more interesting.
As a refresher, here’s how the entry looked last month.
For our Ace Hardware project for October, they urged us to spruce up our entryway and we’ve been doing just that. We were able to get a new finish nailer to install our baseboards (finally) this month and had enough left over to get all the supplies we needed at our local store to hang the wallpaper.
While I knew I wanted some accent or wallpaper on the far wall in the entry, I struggled finding a wallpaper that would suit it, and to be honest, to suit me too. Wallpaper is kind of personal like that. I wanted something smaller scale but still classic. I came across this photo and tucked it away as my inspiration. I loved the abstract dottiness. It felt classic but cool.
I went hunting for something similar and found this paper from Hygge & West. Up close you can see “the abstract stone shapes uniquely arranged to create an alluring pattern.” … Their words, but just as true. ;)
And as you step back, it softens considerably.
Although Ace did have everything we needed for the project, I didn’t get any actual in progress photos, but our friends Kim and Scott just hung wallpaper from, coincidently, the same company, so do go check out their tutorial. This wall took about 4 hours not including the time we took removing the old doorbell box. What a difference, right?! I think I would like to wallpaper the switch plates, but I was advised to get a different glue for that so I’ll have to track that down and give you an update on that later.
Now I can’t wait to wallpaper something else–the bedroom? Yes. It’s addicting and so satisfying. Our entry is coming along quickly now so you’ll definitely see an update on that front before the week is up. And as always, Ace loves to help our readers get their projects done, too. Together with our friends at Ace, we’ll be giving away a $100 Ace Hardware gift card to one of you! The giveaway runs through this Friday, October 31st at midnight MST, and the winner will be announced as an update to this post. You can easily enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Take Luck!
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