Friday, February 6, 2009

Wallpaper

I love wallpaper. When Craig and I buy a house, I want to put really cool paper up but have been pretty intimidated about the actual "putting it up" part. So, I did a test run here in my apartment. There's a little nook in my studio and I thought it would look perfect with a busy wallpaper. Since we are renting, I found pre-pasted, easy- remove paper thanks to the apartment therapy blog. Then, I did what all smart people do. I googled how to put up wallpaper. I was pretty nervous because this wall paper has a very distinct pattern so has to be matched up perfectly. But, I have to say, I am impressed with my skills. I love how it turned out. What I didn't love is that is took me about 4 hours just to do this nook. Hopefully, I'll get faster with practice?





Now I just need to find something to put on that table. Maybe a great lamp?

16 comments:

Kellie said...

It looks great! I love your new place.

Andi said...

I love it! And I love the chair too.

Ming said...

It looks really great! Yes, a lamp and a good book would be perfect. I'd never leave that chair!

Sue said...

Good job. I'm impressed!

I think wrapping all those beautiful Christmas packages has given you some skills... =)

EMILY said...

Looks great! I love your place. Can't wait to have a summer BBQ with you and Amy!

[ CLASSIXX said...

Looks great, Kristin! Want to come down and help me do my office?

[ CLASSIXX said...

Of course, that was me publishing under my alias, classixx.

Kristin said...

Mom? Dad?

I was thought Tyler was actually reading the blog and I was surprised. Hahaha.

Fritz said...

super great! a lamp...yes. something bright? green? red? orange? mustard? if only i didn't live in a house i have absolutely no desire to dress up...

Chelsea H. Taylor said...

looks really nice, friend. and pretty pro for the first time.

Eva said...

love it

Side of Jeffrey said...

I appreciate that this particular blog used the term nook.

Sue said...

Maybe you're right about the Jackass guy. I could bump him up a couple just for the amusement factor.

Whitney said...

i LOVE this. makes me want to do the same in our apartment. i am glad there are options out there that aren't permanent. you've got great style! but of course...

thechoulespauls said...

holy crap i thought this was a picture from the magazines... fab job!

Heather Anderson said...

I can't believe you were worried this is right up your alley totally your thing and it looks amazing as always! Love it and I don't usually love wallpaper... hmmm maybe I should give wallpaper another look.