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Wallpaper sale at Ferm Living.

Ferm Living is having a recession remodel sale (60% off!) on many of their Collection 2 wallpapers! Yay. I may be running out of things to wallpaper, but that didn’t stop me from ordering two rolls of their super-lush Fir Tree paper in black-on-black. I’m thinking it might look very nice on the back wall of a certain room in my house with a freshly-painted white floor…

(Pssst: Don’t wait too long to order. Last time they had a big sale, stuff went really quickly!)

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  • Reply erin lang norris January 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

    hmm, i wonder if my husband would kill me if i ordered some…you know, just planning for the future house and all. can’t really use wallpaper till we’re out of apt living, but that’s a great deal! i might just have to check it out, thanks for the heads up!

  • Reply Shashi January 22, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I wish I wasn’t scrapping pennies to pay for all my rennovation, otherwise I would be all over this!

  • Reply josh (in wonderland) January 22, 2009 at 10:33 am

    ohhh man.

    i love the black on black fir tree paper is amazing. i think it would look perfect against a white floor. do it do it do it!

  • Reply Danna January 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Thanks so much for posting this! I’ve been pining over their wallpapers for so long. I just ordered the Little Leaves design in bronze… and its maybe the first time I’ve ever been glad that our one bathroom is so incredibly small!

  • Reply Adam January 22, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I think that wallpaper would look gorgeous in that room!

  • Reply Denise Smith January 22, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Just read this on my feeds as well. Looking for a wall as I type….

  • Reply alice January 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Ooh fab! Thanks for your heads-up on the sale. I just had a little root on the Ferm international site and in case any other UK readers are interested; the UK webshop that stocks their stuff is also having a sale of some of the wallpaper:

    (They have one roll of the bindweed you used on sale!)

  • Reply Lillian January 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    That would be super great in your new white room 🙂

  • Reply Vicki January 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I have been drooling over “Waldots (Bronze)” ever since I first saw it. Call me crazy, but I think it could look great in our badly-needing-to-be-completely-redone bathroom. I guess now would be the time to grab some.

    But I’ve never wallpapered before… How would I calculate how many rolls I would need to paper the space?

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Vicki: There’s a wallpaper calculator here, but be sure to factor in the size of the repeat (on the Walldots it’s 21″) so you know how much you’ll lose with each cut strip. Keep in mind that Ferm sells wallpaper in double rolls (I actually think they are bit longer, in fact).

    If you’re confused or unsure, the best thing to do is contact Ferm directly and ask them for help! 🙂

  • Reply hollandv January 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Gorgeous wallcovering.

    I bought some vintage high-end w-papers on ebay I just loved, for where and when I did not know at the time. Too good to pass up. Recently used one to cover a stair wall — a very Madmen 60s paper I paid $30 for.

    But enough with the walls … when will you unveil the new white floor?!?

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    hollandv: I will take photos of the floor this weekend, I promise! I have yet to see it in the daylight…I’m excited!

  • Reply eM January 22, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    oh I love the turquoise one (not on sale – yowza), which would look fab on my bedroom wall
    unfortunately Alice the kitty LOVES to scratch at wallpaper…

  • Reply Faye January 22, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    When we purchased our house every room had wallpaper, and yes I mean every room (one pattern on the top, one of the bottom, with a border in the middle, and sometimes a border around the top, every room was a different color and no 2 patterns were the same – yes I did have nightmares). So after removing not just the top layer of wallpaper, but also the many, many layers underneath – all the way down to the lathe and plaster, I vowed that I would NEVER, EVER have wallpaper in my house again, but now you have me tempted with with black-on-black fir tree …

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Faye: Oh god, believe me, I know all about these horrors! I really wish I’d taken a photo of the 1930s golf-themed paper we found in one room. It was pretty wild. (In a very bad way.) We’ve also had to remove paneling, masonite, and SAND PAINT from walls.

    Let me just say, though, that the wallpaper of today is a very different animal. First of all, there are special primers that you paint the wall with first to make eventual removal easy. (No, really — they make it so you just peel up a corner and pull slowly, no scoring/scraping necessary!) They prevent the wallpaper paste from being absorbed into the sheetrock/plaster. Amazing stuff!

    Go ahead, do it. 😉

  • Reply Barb F (Australia) January 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I am loving the thought of that black wallpaper with your new white floor!

  • Reply Eva January 22, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I bought some last time and then my husband got a new job and we had to move to a different state. I still have it and don’t know what to do with it(don’t want to sell) before it’s out of style by the time we can buy another home or move back.

    I may go for some stickers this time, it’s so tempting..

  • Reply barb blair/ knack studios January 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I don’t know what I’d do without all of your heads up help!! I LOVE this wallpaper and ordered three rolls last time …. I’m going to head over there again to check it out now!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on D*s today about my desk …… the p.s. was awesome 🙂 …..I am a huge fan and follower of your blog so it totally made my day!

    all my best,

  • Reply christiana January 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Ooooh, I can’t wait to see what you do with the fir tree!

  • Reply lindsay January 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I can’t wait to see the new floor! I love the wallpaper, but after hearing horror stories about taking it down, I’m afraid to use it…what if I hate it in a couple of years???

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Lindsay: See above for my reply to Faye — it doesn’t have to be a horror story if you use wallpaper primer first!

  • Reply coral January 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I wanted that black and white fir wallpaper in my small black and white bathroom so bad, but it just didn’t work out for me. Still love that print though.

  • Reply Monica January 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The wallpaper is beautiful and I can’t wait to see it (and the painted floor). I need to thank you again for the wallpaper that I found through your blog. I had been looking for this wallpaper that I had seen (image from some where stuck in my head) and had no info on. One day I was going through your old posts and there it was – Cole & Son – Woods. Thanks.

  • Reply abby January 24, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Oh thanks! I have had my eye on the grey little leaves pattern for months. 250 bucks just seemed a little steep for two rolls. I loved how you just papered one wall in your bathroom. I hope mine will look as good as yours!

  • Reply January 26, 2009 at 8:56 am

    that wallpaper is cool. great purchase.

    you’re home is coming along fantastically, you must be excited!

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