Linda Hill is our host for the SoCS. This week she gives us WALLPAPER.
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I am not a fan of wallpaper, though I surprised myself when I moved in with Ex-partner in 1981 as I ended up doing the painting and decorating.
All the woodwork was painted blue, so I started in the kitchen painting the cupboard doors white. I didn’t do the big doors though, there were too many as the house had three bedrooms, a bathroom, cloakroom, lounge and kitchen, both accessed from the hall and each other so 18 sides, as well as the front and back door.
Wallpaper though, yeah, I had a go.
Ex went to darts one night and we had a blue landing. When he came back, it was pink and white daisy wall paper. I didn’t do a bad job either.
Papering the smallest bedroom wasn’t too hot though as I had no idea how to do windows, but luckily the curtains hid the worst of my ‘joins’. Woodchip became my best friend when it came to the boys room. That and a couple of coats of paint.
Years later when Hubby and I bought the cottage, each room was colour co-ordinated, but not with each other. The dining room was red, back corridor cream (we left that) bathroom peacock blue, lounge green, front bedroom a dazzling yellow, middle room purple and the main bedroom terracotta.
All wallpaper, and it had to go. We had a lot of fun
stripping off stripping it off, and we painted everywhere either white or magnolia. Doors and knobs didn’t match either so they were replaced with pine which was more in keeping with the 160 year old property.
Rather than varnish, we used linseed oil and it all darkened down to a beautiful gold over the seven years we lived there.
Ironically, the new owners painted everything a pale blue (we looked when it came up for sale a couple of years ago), so talk about full circle!
It’s so strange how things go in full circle? I have done my fair share of decorating in my time …I also prefer plain painted walls 💜💜
We have no wallpaper here thank goodness.
That full circle thing comes up with just about everything! If I had only saved all of my belongings along the way of my life I would have everything I need!
Know that feeling well.
Lol I know how many times have you finally thrown something out to find a couple of weeks later that you need it? 💜
Yes! That is exactly why I save everything!
Yes but that can be a nightmare too!
Been there, done that, bought boat, had to declutter some more!! LOL
Your right Di 💜💜
Oh, yeah, hoarders’ delight! Now I sit and think and make myself honestly ask myself if I will ever want to use it again. Doesn’t always work but it is in the middle!
Lol 🤣 🤣🤣🤣
Your a good decorator then Di! ❤
Nope. I hate it, but my efforts were a lot better than blue!!!
It is strange that most people give the house a paint before sale, new owners then redecorate. My dad used to make a killing with that. (He was a painter)
We’ve decorated all the way through now, even though it had all been done before we bought it.
We’ve pulled up slate, moved walls, painted, ripped out the kitchen and now we’re ripping up concrete. I’ll be glad when it’s all finished
I know what you mean. I;m a pretty dab hand with the sledgehammer. Hit the wall and it went with one thump!
I would never have attempted to hang wallpaper – you are a brave woman!
I hated the blue paint with a passion, and HE wouldn’t do it.
Good for you!
When we moved into the house we are in now I painted all the rooms a different color but they all match somehow so that if you look through a doorway it matches the room that you also see the walls of. There is a house down the road that is for sale and every single wall in the entire house is white! I’d be afraid to touch anything!
When I was first married in the 70s, a couple moved in to the end house of our block of three. She was a nurse and everything in their bedroom was white. When they got their dog, she came into season and made herself at home on her bedspread, rolled in her shag pile carpet, and tore her pillows to shreds.
I swore that I’d never strip wallpaper ever again! We did 5 rooms when we moved in and it was the absolute most difficult job – ever!
We invested in a steamer.
Ugh I hate wallpaper and I feel like it’s back in style at the moment But I hope it doesn’t stay that way for long. It is such a mess to clean up! Especially wallpaper in bathrooms
I’m not a fan