I am back here after what seemed an endless sabbatical. But trust me the break was quite rejuvenating and it helped me replenish my energy and creativity. So, what did I do with my restored energy? Well, I did a long-pending makeover of my dining room. Almost two years ago, I had given a new look to one of my dining room walls and to be very honest the outcome was not satisfactory due to the egregious paint shade that had chosen and overtime I realized that the collection of baskets and plates displayed on the wall was creating a cluttered look. Below you can see the picture of the wall I’m talking about.
I desperately wanted to change the look of this wall, but I had no idea what to do: my dilemma in a nutshell. Fortunately, I got to know about Photowall, a Swedish company that thinks of wall as a huge blank canvas and gives its customers the opportunity to be creative and fill that empty canvas with the colors and imaginations of their own. As a fully digital company, Photowall can customize and print all the unique orders instantly. So without any further delay, I explored the website to see if they have any wallpaper best suited for my dining room wall.
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After spending some time on their website, I was spoilt for choice as they have a variety of wallpapers from designers to murals to customizable. I absolutely loved the “Vintage flower mural” wallpaper for its lovely colors and amazing print. So, I went ahead and placed the order. I also added a wallpaper applicator kit to my cart so that it is easier for me to hang the wallpaper once I receive it.
From choosing the wallpaper to placing the order every step was hassle-free. If you live in Europe then shipping is absolutely free otherwise it will add €35 more to the payable amount. To my surprise, after placing the order the package arrived within a week. The package was carefully packed and when I opened it everything was intact.
Once I unrolled the wallpaper my joy knew no bound. I just loved everything about this “Vintage Flower Mural” wallpaper; its colors, the print, the quality of the wallpaper, the way all the details were written on each wallpaper tile and how beautiful the mural looked once I cut all the tiles and arranged them on the floor to have a look of the entire wallpaper.
Now let’s get to work. It’s time to hang the wallpaper. Earlier I thought this is going to be the most difficult step but with the clear instruction given on the leaflet that came with the wallpaper, everything was extremely easy. First, I prepared the glue as per the instructions given on the adhesive pack and then applied it on the wall covering the area which was enough to hang the first wallpaper tile.
Next, I made sure to check the level of the wall so that when I start pasting the wallpaper it goes at the right place and the work doesn’t look shoddy.
On the top, you can see a tab with all the details of the wallpaper printed on it. This tab goes towards the ceiling and all you have to do is just align the dashed line on the wallpaper with the wall edge. Now use the smoothening brush to carefully paste the wallpaper on the wall and wipe off excess glue with a sponge or a soft cloth instantly. Keep pasting the wallpaper until it covers the entire length of the all.
While hanging the second tile of the wallpaper make sure to align the tile with the previous wallpaper tile to match the pattern properly. Use a seam roller to press the seam. This will help in making the seam invisible.
Now, using a trim guide and knife cut off the excess wallpaper. Repeat the steps to hang wallpaper until the entire wall is covered with the wallpaper. Let the wallpaper dry for at least a day.
Now, let me show you how this beautiful wallpaper has completely transformed my dining space. The wallpaper has added happy vibes to the dining room. Also, You can watch the entire “Dining Room Makeover” video on my YouTube channel, I have added the video at the end of this post.
Here’s another picture with slight difference in lighting to show you how the shade of the wallpaper looks just amazing with all kinds of lights.
All I can say about this wallpaper is that it’s just stunning. It has filled my blank canvas with the most amazing and lovely colors.
Below is the step-by-step tutorial on “How To Hang The Wallpaper”
I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. Leave me a comment in case you have any queries!
I will be coming up with something new and interesting very soon.