Jump to content

new house and question about wallpapering a built house


Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

So I got this house. The harborside from rgt. No it's all built. I want to put some paper in it and flooring but with the windows in it, what's the best way to go about it?

 

434990609_812171447445001_8889167396576165923_n.jpg

436836527_1145933579938986_1146099532124753666_n.jpg

436905353_819128270074260_4367085142939813813_n.jpg

Edited by asherah32
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It looks like the walls are already painted, so priming over the paint to keep it from showing through the wallpaper you use is going to be interesting, and you'll want to mask the floors, windows, etc, before you do that.  I guess that Post-Its are the best way to make templates of your walls with windows, doors and stairwells; otherwise cut small pieces of paper to fit around the openings and tape them together.  For the plain walls just take paper grocery bags and cut them into pieces slightly larger than your walls and press them flat against each wall, creasing the edges, and write the name of each wall on the template after you cut it to fit.Then you can trace around your Post-It template and make a copy on flat paper, and you're ready to lay the templates on your wallpaper.  I would definitely be sorely tempted to learn to live with the paint job, if it were me...

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Holly has already given good advice on making templates.

I would like to add a couple of suggestions on choosing the wallpaper. I have found that when papering inside a small space that has limited room to maneuver, it helps to use a paper that has a good substance to it. Something like card stock or the background pages for scrapbooking work well. You can print your own patterns on card stock. Heavier weight paper is much easier to handle and get into place without it flopping around and sticking to itself or wrinkling. 

Another thing is that it is difficult to match patterns in tiny rooms. The easiest patterns to match are very small regular or random designs that do not have recognizable motifs that will be cut at corners and then need to be matched to complete them. Stripes are the absolute easiest. 

Good luck and I look forward to seeing photos!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...