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!