The laundry room is starting to come together! For week 3, Jeremy and I installed wallpaper on the upper 1/4 of the walls. You can read how we demoed and prepped the walls for wallpaper here.
The paper is a nonwoven, paste-the-wall type, so we used the same method of installation as the wallpaper in my office. The good news is this time we did not run out of paper! Woohoo! I was nervous about it, but we ended up with just a couple of extra sheets. The right amount to keep just in case anything happens to the wallpaper.
Jeremy and I are getting more proficient at installing it and finished the room in 5 hours, granted this is also a much smaller room than last time. None the less it’s progress! I am working on a big old post with all my wallpaper tips. I am hoping it will be out next week.
Installing wallpaper in the laundry room felt like a little bit of a risk. An employee at a big box hardware store told Darla, my sweet MIL whose laundry room we are doing, she shouldn’t install wallpaper because the heat or moisture from the washer/dryer could cause it to peel or separate from the wall.
However, everything I read suggested that it would be fine. I’ll keep everyone posted on how it’s holding up, but so far, I’m feeling pretty positive about it! Darla has already done several loads of laundry, and the wallpaper still looks perfect.
The wallpaper is a trellis pattern made up of green dots. There is variation in the color of the bubbles, which adds dimension to the print. The pictures sometimes look black, but in person it’s green.
The picture above looks the most green. This room is hard to capture since there is no natural light. The white balance is not perfect but you get the idea! Don’t mind the Swiffer. We were putting the room back together when I snapped that pic.
The wallpaper brightened up the room and feels pretty summery. Our mid-western winters sometimes just drag on and on. I’m hoping this wallpaper will bring a little sunshine and happiness when it feels like spring will never come.
We plan on installing most of the beadboard next week. The Laundry Room has a lot of things to cut around for a small space (light switches, electrical outlets, exhaust duct for dryer). It’s our first time installing any type of paneling. Yay to learning something new.
A Laundry Cartoon
The last time I wallpapered, I made a little cartoon about wallpapering corners. I thought I would keep the tradition, so please enjoy this other cartoon.