I’ve to provide you with a unique plan for the again entry of my studio. The wallpaper concept isn’t an possibility.
I spent hours this final weekend engaged on the wallpaper. As I’ve talked about a number of instances earlier than, I nonetheless plan on utilizing the wallpaper I designed for this room, however my mother and I did a bit of redesigning and tweaking of the design to lighten and brighten a few of the colours in order that the flowers (particularly the darkest purple flower) would nonetheless appear to be an precise flower from a distance relatively than a darkish purple blob. You may see what I imply on the unique wallpaper right here…
However I additionally needed to have the design printed in order that the flowers are a lot bigger. It’s been fairly a course of looking for an organization that can print it like that. Effectively, as if Spoonflower was studying my thoughts, I acquired a advertising textual content from them final Friday with useful hyperlinks for inventive wallpaper concepts, and one of many hyperlinks was particularly about the best way to flip a picture right into a wall mural and have it printed by them.
Their system actually isn’t arrange for printing murals, so you must know the best way to edit photographs utilizing Photoshop or one thing related, and the best way to work round their printing course of. It’s positively not a course of for newcomers, however for individuals who have expertise with Photoshop (or an analogous photograph editor), it’s doable.
So I spent a number of hours final weekend following their tutorial, enhancing my picture in order that it will work with their printing course of, and checking and double checking to make certain I had carried out the whole lot proper.
Then after discovering a coupon on-line for 20% off (which was greater than their Memorial Day sale), I went to order. The mural for the lengthy wall with the cupboards got here to $414 earlier than the low cost, and $298 after the low cost. That appeared cheap for such a protracted wall.
However the wallpaper for the again entry got here to $1564 earlier than the low cost, and $1126 after the low cost. That implies that even with 20% off, all the wallpaper for each areas would come to simply beneath $1500.
I got here very near clicking that Purchase Now button, however I simply couldn’t make myself do it. Spending $1500 on wallpaper simply isn’t one thing that I’d do, particularly when there are such a lot of different issues (like landscaping) that I might spend that cash on.
I don’t thoughts splurging on issues that I actually, actually need. Shopping for a $2600 couch was a splurge for me. Spending $40,000 to transform a bed room into an accessible toilet that fits each Matt and me was positively a splurge. However $1500 on wallpaper isn’t one thing that pursuits me. I’d relatively put that cash in the direction of a rock border for my entrance flower beds, or lastly getting our carport lights put in and the ceiling completed.
I used to be dissatisfied, however there are different points with wallpapering the again entry as nicely that made the choice to not purchase the wallpaper a bit simpler. I’ve been involved about how the wallpaper would final in that space. I’ve informed y’all earlier than, however our home is consistently shifting and transferring all year long. That’s the ache of residing in a home constructed on a pier and beam basis. And one cause that I’ve by no means used wallpaper in such a means that it has to wrap round a nook on this home is as a result of as the home shifts, I might danger having wrinkled wallpaper within the corners.
I don’t have any wallpaper wrapped round corners in our home, however I do have a nook the place the precise drywall tape has wrinkled as the home has shifted all year long. You may see it right here within the breakfast room nook. This drywall tape began off excellent after they initially put in and mudded the drywall. Nevertheless it took lower than a yr for your complete nook, from from the ceiling to the ground, to wrinkle as a result of shifting.
It’s simply a kind of issues that we householders in central Texas with pier-and-beam foundations must take care of, together with cracked drywall.
If the worth of wallpapering the again entry had been significantly much less, I in all probability would have taken the possibility with the home settling and shifting and probably having wrinkled wallpaper within the corners. But when I’m going to spend that a lot cash on one thing, I need to know that it’s going to final. And this space has already shifted sufficient in order that the toilet door doesn’t shut completely prefer it did after I first put in the door. So it’s not a query of if this space would shift and transfer all year long. That’s a given. It might simply be a recreation of wait and see to see how badly the shifting would have an effect on the wallpaper, if in any respect.
So whereas I’m nonetheless transferring ahead with the mural for the lengthy entrance wall, I’m again to the drafting board for the again entry.
I actually don’t really feel all that dissatisfied (solely mildly dissatisfied, which is how I do know this isn’t one thing I’d think about splurging on), however I’m annoyed that I must provide you with a brand new concept for this space after I thought that the choice was made, and had been planning for the toilet primarily based on wallpapering this space. (Excuse the cobwebs. :-D)
And, in fact, my first thought was stripes…as a result of I like stripes. Y’all know that I’d paint stripes on each wall in my home if I believed I might get away with it.
So until I can provide you with a brand new and artistic concept, stripes would possibly make an look at this finish of the home on this again entry. I’ve three areas with stripes on the different finish of the home (hallway partitions, visitor bed room flooring, and residential gymnasium partitions), so possibly bringing some stripes to this finish of the home would steadiness issues out! 😀
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and adorn the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You may study extra about me right here.