Monday, August 13, 2018

Beach themed front door.



This time of year my thought always turn to the beach.

I found this fun vintage boat flag on Etsy
and beachified the front door.

Are you changing the displays around your house
to reflect the season?

Tell me about them.

And please stop by and see what's new

Monday, April 2, 2018

Wood wallpaper covered mantel. Make it wood the easy way. Peel and stick wallpaper



Yes, that is peel and stick wallpaper with a wood grain pattern
covering my old mantel.

I think it turned out great.

And it looks good in person.




I wanted the mantel to look like one, hunky piece of wood.

It was hard finding an online peel and stick wallpaper that looked like one piece of wood
AND was the "right" color.




Under this wallpaper is another wallpaper, more like contact paper,
that did NOT work.

I left that wallpaper on and covered it with the new wallpaper.

I am glad I did because this wallpaper is extremely sticky, and
I would be hard to get off my white wood mantel later.

Now it is attached to the old wallpaper and not my mantel.

I can strip the whole thing off and my white mantel would be
good as new.




What did I do about those ridges on the top and bottom of my mantel?

I filled them in with cardboard and used painters tape to attach the
cardboard to the mantel.

That gave me a rectangular box to cover up with wallpaper.

Why didn't I just cover up the mantel with wood?

I did not want the mantel to be any bigger, and I did not want to
damage the white wood so when another owner wanted to 
tackle the mantel with their own ideas.

What do you think of my DIY "wood" wallpaper mantel?

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Photo Op Sunday.



Below you can see our mantle.  It matches the beams on the ceiling.

Above you can see our mantle dressed up and playing.

I had a lot of samples of peel and stick "wood" wallpaper so I stuck them all
over the mantle.  Just playing!


I am waiting for the "real" wallpaper to arrive.

Then I will show you what I picked.  It is none of
the samples.