HOUSE: Newburgh

Time to wallpaper!

Okay, it’s time to put up the Fir Tree wallpaper in the back room! Evan is switching out the white outlet for a black one right now, and I’m getting the supplies together. I’m so excited!


How to Wallpaper from ferm LIVING shop on Vimeo.

Christiana from Ferm Living and Hygge & West just made this really cute “How To Wallpaper” video with her friend Dave while working on her bedroom makeover. It’s a great visual tutorial on exactly how it’s done with the new wallpapers that allow you to apply the glue to directly the wall rather than to the paper. (The only step I would suggest adding would be to use a special wallpaper primer before doing anything. It will make it MUCH easier to remove the wallpaper if you ever decide you want to change the look of your room!)

By the way, Christiana’s bedroom was the featured in the How Much For This Room? column on Decor8 yesterday! If you haven’t already seen it, check it out—I love seeing TRUE costs of makeover projects broken down in such detail like that.

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13 Comments

  • Reply anne March 28, 2009 at 10:50 am

    That is the best video! Good luck today – have fun. p.s. Are you participating in Earth Hour tonight? http://www.earthhour.org Just curious! I am in Minnesota.

  • Reply Making it Lovely March 28, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Buy a whole package of razor blades. You may not need as many as we did because our paper was the traditional kind that needed to be booked (and was therefore wet and harder to trim), but we went through an average of two razor blades per strip. The second a blade got dull, it would grab the paper and start to tear instead of cutting cleanly.

  • Reply jennski March 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    what a cute video, now I want to put up some wallpaper!

  • Reply Shannon March 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Anna, I love seeing everything you’re doing with your house. You have SUCH great style! One of the things I really appreciate is that you always do the job RIGHT–no skimping. I don’t own my own place YET, but I dream of it every day. I love seeing how to do things and all the steps involved (like using wallpaper or sealing grout) to really do it properly.

  • Reply Magchunk March 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Hey, I gave you an award on my blog! I love your house!

  • Reply jo March 29, 2009 at 4:51 am

    can’t wait to see your wallpaper up & on the wall!
    exciting!!!

  • Reply jo March 29, 2009 at 5:39 am

    and another thing… can I just say how refreshing it is to read a blog that has no little pop-up thingys & ads for gawd knows what… some blogs are so crammed full of stuff that it gives you a headache but yours is clean, simple and strangely restful. I sound like an idiot but you know what I mean….

  • Reply LIMOM March 29, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Are you covering all the walls in that wallpaper?

  • Reply dennis dawson March 29, 2009 at 8:50 am

    i recently put wall paper on one wall in my bedroom from ferm living (little leaves dark gray). It looks amazing. One thing i learned–make sure the edges are firmly butted together because as the glue dries they tend to want to separate –leaving a small visible joint. otherwise a fairly easy and rewarding project.

  • Reply Teresa March 29, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Lovely tree wallpaper!
    I’m going to help my brother to paint and put up lots of wallpaper next weekend.
    How exciting… 😉

  • Reply Lauren March 29, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    i can’t wait to see what it looks like! the white floors and walls look great…this is goign to be the icing on the cake!

  • Reply virginia @ where you hang your hat March 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

    what a striking look.

  • Reply Jane Flanagan March 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Love the video! Have you found you need two sets of hands wallpapering, or can one person do it alone?

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