Thursday, January 19, 2012

Finally

Finally, the front parlor alcove is completely papered.  I'm almost embarrassed to tell you how many hours this 3.5'x7' space took me to paper.  But I'll tell you anyway, in the hopes it might get me some sympathy:  twelve hours.  Sheesh.  Just as I was putting up the last strip, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" came on Pandora.  Thank you, Steve Perry, but I could've used that motivation earlier in this project.  Not only did I finish the alcove today, but I put another two strips of paper on the wall to the right of the alcove.  That wall's just 4 feet wide, and all but about 5 inches of it is papered.  I still have two 15' walls to go, but one of them has a window in the middle of it and the other has a fireplace, so someone (Karen Anne??) who can do maths might be able to figure out what percentage of this project I still have left.  Later tonight I'll put up some more of the trellis paper that goes above the picture rail.  (That's what that is hanging down in the top of the photo.)  The trellis pattern repeats every inch, so it's an easy match.  Unlike those blasted flowers and vines in the main paper....

8 comments:

  1. Very nice! Oh the fun you'll have decorating this room and that alcove!

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  2. I bet you're glad to have that alcove done. All that fiddly matching is a pain in the patootie. It looks very nice. Well done!
    I snickered loudly at your tweet about the 911 call regarding the "fire on the horizon" earlier.

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  3. The Arithmetic person is not in today :-)

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  4. Milah, I'm really looking forward to that!

    Kathy, it was all I could do not to laugh on the phone.

    Karen Anne, then my decidely faulty math stands: I say I'm 53% done. :)

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  5. Is your paper pre-pasted? Or are you having to mix the stuff up and slop it on? (I have my reasons for asking . . . )

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  6. Kate H., It's pre-pasted, although the paste on the floral paper is much thicker and seems to adhere better than the paste on the trellis paper. They're the same brand. (Waverly.) Weird.

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