When we bought our house 11 years ago, every room needed to be decorated. It was seriously in the 80's but in very good shape. I painted, scraped and wallpapered every room in this house. My son and I pulled carpet and we had the floor refinished.
I love this house. I plan on showing you most of my work, which brings us to my dining room. I wanted to have wallpaper that matched my great Aunt's china to an extent.
Sorry it is hard to see.
A better picture:
Well, I saw this border in a magazine. I went to the wallpaper store and ordered it. This was not the border that arrived. What arrived was this border in a 27 inch sheet with yellow around the flowers. I went back to the wallpaper store and said, "How can this be?" It doesn't look like this in the picture?
They said......it must have been cut out with an exacto knife. AN EXACTO KNIFE!!!!
So I went home and contemplated my options. I did not want to have this border on top of the beautiful wallpaper and chair rail. So I trimmed this border with my an exacto knife. It took me 50 hours.
So here she is in all her glory:
With the curtains I made:
I love the fringe on these curtains.
I had all the chairs recovered and I made a table scarf to match.
50 hours with an exacto knife. Not to make you feel more sorry for me, but I also completed this project while in graduate school. My husband said I was crazy but I knew what I wanted and well, maybe I am a little crazy. I will let you guys be the judge.
P.S. I have been informed that my friend who helped me prime and paint the walls needs acknowledgement.....She and I almost passed out priming those walls. Thanks eternally KRIS