Friday, July 30, 2010

Project Day - Laying New Wallpaper



Remember my dilemma early this month trying to decide which wallpaper to buy for a project I had going? Well I made my decision and guess what? With the help of my sister, we put it up last Sunday. I had never attempted it before. It took us 4 hours to do this little section at the back of the new shop. It was hard work. And you really have to concentrate at all times. But it was fun and I would recommend anyone giving it a go. What do you think?
Hope your weekend is filled with greatness. I am exhausted !
Simone xx

63 comments:

  1. More fun going up than coming down.

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  2. The picture of the wallpaper didn't come up til after I commented. OH, I love it.

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  3. Hi Simone-

    It is starting to look good. What fun you must be having getting your shop all ready and in your own style.
    My best- Diane

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  4. It looks like the perfect choice for your shop - it totally suits your style. Love it!

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  5. Congrats on the new shop Simone, cant wait to see it finished and in action!

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  6. It's absolutely PERFECT - love it!

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  7. Love the wallpaper! Wallpaper is a lot of work, but so worth it. Would love to find out the details on the pattern.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    ~Molly

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  8. Wallpapering is not an easy job- especially when u are dealing w/a pattern that repeats every few inches, crooked walls, corners, etc... That paper is so you!.

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  9. That looks fabulous! Now get some rest! xxoo :)

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  10. It looks lovely. The suspense is killing me though. x

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  11. ....WONDERFUL...I am sooooo excited for you!...keep posting your hard work!

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  12. love it : )
    and is that cushion on the stool pictured
    in a similar fabric?! because it appears
    to be the same pattern as your wallpaper!
    i would say a perfect match!

    looking forward to seeing more of your space!

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  13. Hey Simone...Looks fantastic my dear!! Was such a blah space before and you gals have done a fine job, can't wait to see the rest...very exciting for you all!!cheers Katherine

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  14. That wallpaper is fantastic. Love it xx

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  15. Hi Simone, the wallpaper looks great! Well done to you and your sister. Your shop is really coming together for you and I can't wait to come and visit! Have a relaxing weekend.

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  16. It is BEAUTIFUL!! I am so excited to watch your adventure unfold, & am so glad you are sharing it with us!! Looking forward to seeing more...and hope you get a little rest!!

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  17. I love what wallpaper can do to a room but I'm terrified of the process!

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  18. Reminds me of The I Love Lucy epsisode when Lucy and Ethel are hanging wallpaper.

    Dianne
    Kitsch n Stuff

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  19. It is totally Simone!! I love it.

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  20. That looks fabulous. Great choice, looks much more 'vintage' now!

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  21. Oh my gosh! It's sooooo cute! So homey! I love it!

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  22. You couldn't lose with any of those choices! I was dying to see which one you picked. Great job. You have given me courage to have a go too. xx

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  23. I absolutely love it! Where did you find that gorgeous print?? ♥

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  24. L.O.V.E it Simone, that was my choice from your samples and it looks even better than in the sample.
    x Felicity

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  25. eeeeeeee! GORGEOUS!
    Now you just need to open a store in Edmonton so i can go shopping! lol

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  26. It looks very pretty, and I know it's hard work putting it up. My friend once said that putting up wallpaper with your husband might cause you to end up divorced :-) I don't think it's that bad, but it might cause am argument or two. You are going to have so much fun with your shop.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  27. It looks fabulous! Very Beach Vintage. :)

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  28. Hi Simone!
    Love your wallpaper choice. It's so "you". Your shop is going to be wonderful. I wish you much success.

    Sorry I have not been by in awhile. I have been working on some commissioned pieces and tend to become "single minded" when I begin painting. Poor MacDaddy, I forget about preparing meals, too (and he's been in town a lot this summer).

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  29. Hi Simone...loving that wallpaper feature...looks fabulous..lucky you have a sister who can OBLIGE!!~~~

    also meant to say WELL DONE on your soap/candle range..
    I am sure there are many MORE ideas "up your sleeve"...

    HEY I have heaps of ideas..but need computer help from my sons to start with!!

    oh the joys of being nearly 53 yo...& NOT COMPUTER savvy!!~~

    whatever!!

    have another productive weekend..I know i SURELY am...(NON stop re my vintage fair/ebay/looking after my dad/hubby away)!!~~

    xx andrea

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  30. Looks great! You gals did a super job!

    Melinda

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  31. I think the wallpaper is fantastic and your style. I´ll be waiting for the final result. Kisses, Ana ¡¡Happy Weekend!!

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  32. it's just gorgeous - I love it.

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  33. That's just fantastic. I adore the colours and the print. It doesn't surprise me in the least that you managed to pull this off in your first ever attempt. Can't wait to see more of your progress. Suspense is killing me to see what you decide to sell.

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  34. Really looking good..your selection is superb

    immy
    wedding cake stands

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  35. Oh my dear...your shop is going to be amazing! I adore this wallpaper..I have put up many a wall of paper over my lifetime. When it was popular years ago my husband and I would team up. Now it is back and I have the BUG!
    I remember wp with my grandma when I was little..she loved the stuff...I wish I had all her old vintage rolls right now.

    Hugs and congratulations once again my talented friend. xoxo

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  36. Wow!! What a simple but big change !! Love it !!

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  37. One word ... FABULOUS ... well worth the four hours!

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  38. Wow! looks so great. I can't wait to see the store up and running and buzzing with excitement!

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  39. so thats what i was for....looks gorgeous...
    i have a small group of lovely women awaiting your grand opening in brisbane...wish i could get there...
    melissa x

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  40. Fabulous! Good luck with your shop - can't wait to see all the fabulous things you do with it. Leigh

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  41. Good job Simone, I bet you & your sister had a laugh!!! Its nice to see wall paper making a come back my father in law taught me, I might have to have some in my new home when its finished, love the pattern will be well suited for your shop. :)))

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  42. I LOVE it! It's just beautiful!

    Best wishes!

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  43. Congrats on the new venture, it is really starting to take shape now.

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  44. This is so exciting! Can't wait to see more!!
    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo
    Edyta
    http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

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  45. Aren't you brave. I would have to had hired someone or since I like quick change have stapled fabric to the wall.

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  46. Simone it looks great. You 'girls' did a fabulous job.
    Can't wait to see more...
    Alison

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  47. Looks so great!!!! And CONGRATS on your store!!!!! I forgot to leave a comment when I was catching up on your site last week! So exciting. I know it will be a huge success!
    xx Trina

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  48. Well done Simone... Its a tedious job but SO worth it! xxx

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  49. Oh my goodness Simone! Congratulations on your store! I am so sorry I have been MIA and missed your announcement. I hope all is going well and wish you every success my friend!! Your store will be top of my 'must visit' list on my next trip to Brisbane. Huge hugs to you ~ Tina xx

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  50. It really makes a statement and in the most gorgeous way! I have only helped my husband wallpaper but I agree it is very tedious work.

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  51. I absolutely LOVE the wallpaper....it is really similar to something I am saving for the right wall in my next house.....in fact I thought it was the same one!!

    Hope the shop plans are going well, so excited for you!!

    Have a great week Simone :)

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  52. Simone, I'm just catching up on all my reading - you are opening a shop?! How amazing and BIG congrats! Love the wallpaper choice, that is my fav too. I will have to visit when I'm in Brisbane next. xx

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  53. hi simone,

    it looks like hard work but so worth it. the paper is amazing!

    xo
    elyse

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