Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Powder Room Wallpaper Project

I have been thinking about, pinning pictures, and dreaming of wallpapering my first floor powered rooms for over a year now.  We've been focused on a pool project all year long so I felt like I couldn't spend too much or take away the focus from that, but I finally decided to ask for the wallpaper to be done as my birthday gift (which was at the beginning of November) because I just wanted to make it happen! 

I looked at samples online, read a lot of different reviews and ultimately decided to go with peel and stick wallpaper in case I didn't love it so it wouldn't damage our walls.  I knew I wanted to do a big pattern for one and something a little more toned down for the other, but we started with just one room to make sure we could actually make it look good.  

I kept going back and forth about my pattern, but my eye kept going back to THIS ONE. One thing I learned during all of my looking is that a lot of places have the same products.  All of the wallpaper specific sites have a ton of the same designs as somewhere like Wayfair and even Home Depot. I ended up ordering mine from Home Depot because I figured the returning would be easy if I decided I didn't like it for some reason and you know what, it's a good thing I did.  I totally did the math wrong and ended up ordering DOUBLE what I needed. Taking back the extra was a breeze though because I could just return it to my local store.  

It sat in a closet for a little over a month because we never had a free day to tackle this project, but I really wanted it done before Christmas so last weekend we got started.  I watched some YouTube how-to videos and we just went with it.  

It was certainly a learning process and we got better the further along we went.  I will be honest that it wasn't easy, but totally doable depending on what level of perfectionist you are.  I think doing a regular wall in a normal room would have been a breeze, but going around our pedestal sink, light fixture, and those dang corners made for a few bad words. We probably spent about 9 hours over two days getting it done, but it was 100% worth it to me.  I use "we" very loosely.  Actually, my handy hubby did it all and I was just there for moral support and to hand over tools when needed. 

I can't stop staring at it every time I walk by and I just can't get over how it changed the look of that room.  It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good and with such a busy pattern I think we're really the only ones who will know where the mistakes are unless you are looking for them.

Not 5 minutes after we were done I asked him if he would be up for doing the other power room. He said he needed a minute, but I'm pretty sure I can convince him to get that one done.  Maybe that will be a project for 2022! 

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