Okay, so even if they aren’t picture-worthy yet, our dining room walls have definitely and irrevocably been transformed from dark red to off-white. There has been some sadness expressed by other people on that topic, but what can I say? I was feeling light and bright when I picked paint. I was also sick of agonizing over paint chips, so I decided that any decision would be a win.
I like the off-white, and I’m planning to attack the kitchen (currently a very peachy kind of color) and the living room/hall areas soon (currently some kind of light taupe). The taupe in particular is just fine as a color, but there are so many holes in the walls and stains out the wazoo. Leaving the colors alone isn’t really a good long-term option.
I still like the paint plan, and I think it’ll look great in most of the spaces. I am, however, wavering a teeny, tiny bit on the whiteness of the kitchen. White cabinets, off-white walls? Too much? Hmm.
So I’ve been eyeing pictures like this:
And I’ve been thinking about how not ready I am to commit to wallpaper. Which brings me to stencils. Maybe? I’ve been so focused on getting things to a neutral base that I avoided thinking about adding color back in (except for a few small ideas I have up my sleeve).
Then I find things like this:
Honestly, after I get past the “look at the cute deer” moment with that picture, I just wonder if I could really roll that roller perfectly enough to get a good finished product. They say they have instructions that can make me a patterned roller pro, but I’m skeptical. I’m also clumsy.
Anywho, thoughts. Blue and white thoughts.
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I totally vote for some kind of stamp, stencil, decals or painted pattern. Removing wallpaper is a beast. Removeable wallpaper is intriguing, though I don’t personally know anyone who has used it and can provide info on ease-of-use/longevity: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/roundup-modern-removable-wallpaper-167208
Thanks for the link/input! I agree about removing wallpaper, and I think that installing wallpaper is even a bit intimidating. But paint should be doable. Especially because the paintable space in the kitchen is about 20 square feet.
or depending on how much wall you have, a really really big frame with wallpaper in it as art. Best of both worlds?
That would be fantastic, but the space is really tiny with a chair rail in the middle. I love that look though!