I tell ya it was a race against the clock to finish this room for today’s post. Without much ado come on in;
All of it thanks to the beautiful vintage style newspaper wallpaper from wallpaper direct!
This was my first time ever using wall paper and after reading up on how you have to paste the paper and try to align the lines I was dead scared to try. Contrary to my expectations wall papering was super simple and was the easiest project that I’ve done recently. I think the best part was that this fabulous wall paper was “paste on the wall” kind. Did you know you can actually roll the glue onto the wall with a roller (like paint) and then just glue on the wall paper? The only tricky part is aligning the lines for which you do need some patience. More on that here.
If you forgot, this is what we started with (pre-blog pic).
I love how much lighter the room is now!
You might remember the mirror from this post. That make over was a real tough one. All frames except the medium black and white one was from Goodwill. We got the caricature of the kiddos done during our San Diego visit. The horizontal large frame used to be on our floating shelf in the family room. The small red and black frames are the same ones in here, my latest thrift store finds totally given a face lift.
Oh and the black and white pics of the Brooklyn and GW bridges are from the internet that we printed on photo paper from the Office Depot. I introduced you to our rhino here.
Now for the before and after parade.
The magic of the mirror upgrade!
I couldn’t be more happier about changing my decision to wall paper this room instead of the laundry room. I’m so in love with that wall paper.
Budget BreakdownWall paper – 4 Rolls (I might have used only half of the 3rd roll) Wall paper Direct sent me the paper to review, free of charge. The views and opinions in the post are solely mine. Wall paper Glue – $20 -Home Depot Wall paper squeegee thingie – $2 – Home Depot Mirror – $30 – Local yard sale group Frame 1 (Caricature) – Already had Frame 2 (Brooklyn Bridge) – $4 -Goodwill Frame 3 (GW Bridge) – $1 -Walmart 2 small frames and SFO street art – $0.96 each – Goodwill Black & White photo print outs – $0.30 each – Office Depot Rhino – $7 – Ross Total – $67
Verdict: LOVE it! I’m a wallpaper convert! Given a chance I would totally do it again.
The best comment: From my daughter; “Amma, now I don’t need to take books to the bathroom. I can just read off the walls!” 🙂
PS: I’m taking the rest of the week off and will be back on Dec 2nd with an awesome giveaway (we are celebrating the 2nd blog birthday a month early)! I have a lot of Christmas fun planned for you through December. So you would have to wait till Jan for the details on this makeover. Happy Thanksgiving!
Update – Please click on the links for the details on each project: Wallpapering, Mirror makeover, Changing the orientation of the light fixture, gallery wall.Disclaimer: Wall paper Direct sent me the paper to review, free of charge. The views and opinions in the post are solely mine.
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
Looks amazing – and the best part – great reading material!!!
LOL! Thanks Kelly!
Jen Clark says
You DID it …….Great Job……..
Thanks Jen. Couldn’t believe how easy the wall papering was!
Jennifer @ Brave New Home says
Looks great! So much personality. I love your daughter’s comment, hehe.
🙂 Thanks Jennifer.
What can I say? Your creativity amazes me every time I visit your space.
Aww….thank you. Have a great holiday week!
Reshma Sanjeev says
What a change…you did a nice job.
Thanks Reshma. Happy Thanksgiving!
good one Vidhya… kudoos
I love this Vidya…….it’s all come together so beautifully. A job well done I must say. And enjoy your long weekend.
Thank you Sruthi. Happy Thanksgiving!
D Sandhu says
I like your work and appreciate your creativity. Thanks for sharing the ideas through the posts.
[email protected] Gathered Home says
Oh wow! That newspaper wallpaper is AMAZING – your powder room turn out beautifully! I also love that red mirror!
Vidya Sukumaran says
Thank you Brynne. We love the new look too.