The powder room redo is nearly complete. The Easy Change wallpaper went up with a few hitches.
It was fairly easy to do--thanks to my mom who shared her tools and helped cut and hang the paper.
The biggest hitch I would say is that I needed twice as much paper as I originally ordered. (Remember when I said I wasn't very good with measuring?) On the first day I got halfway through and started getting very excited about how it was starting to look, then had to stop and order more. Oooops, the project budget just doubled.
I also put in new light switches this morning (gave myself a couple little shocks in the process) and put a nice clean switch plate on and I'm so happy about that it looks so clean and fresh.
I'm searching for the perfect vanity or piece of furniture that I can turn into a vanity.
I really like the way the silk skirt looks, but the sink is so low.
I still have to change the lighting!! But I've already got that covered.
I found this little chandelier last weekend at a local antique shop for $60.
I think it's perfect, but I'll have a professional hang it so I don't get electrocuted.
Here's a summary about how I felt about this project:
Easy Change wallpaper
- I like Easy Change because it was pre-pasted and all you have to do it dip it in water.
- I think the match points that are printed on the paper also make cutting the pieces a little more foolproof.
- The main reason I went with Easy Change was that it's supposed to be easy to remove. I won't know if that's true for a while though.
- I think there are a lot of really great designs to choose from and I'm thinking about trying it again somewhere else in the house.
The wallpapering process in general
- It really is better to have another person working with you! Four hands are much better than two on this project. (thanks mom!)
- I love the impact wallpaper makes.
- I think if you do it a few times it will get easier.
- You should not drink three huge cups of coffee before wielding a straight edge razor.
- Wallpapering can be messy, so don't bother taking a shower before you start. There will be glue in your hair, all over your clothes and body and certainly on the floor.
- I might try it again in a room that doesn't have toilets, sinks, and water pipe to work around.
A friend stopped by today and said she thinks it looks "very sophisticated" and I say it's affordable.
Here's what I've spent on this room:
Wallpaper - $250
Cabinet - $100
Sink Skirt - $4
Bust - $5
Mirror - 0
Vintage Crystal Chandelier - $60
Switches, switch plate and new register - $7
Electrician - TBD
Come back soon. I've been pricing out air compressors and I intend to use it as soon as the weather warms up so I can do some major painting outdoors.