If this is your first time here, then HELLO! My name is Inna, like hyena. My husband and I enjoy building and renovating, in addition to our jobs and babies. We recently sold our first, self-built home and bought a ’67 fixer that has been uninhabited for 15 years, say for a few raccoon families.
I cannot believe that it is officially the halfway point! But i’m even more excited this week because it’s wallpaper week! Today’s blog post will center around the star of the room, the laundry room wallpaper.
Let me preface all of this with the before photos of the lovely bathroom turned laundry room.
This week we have:
- Mudded the walls
- Replaced the window
- Installed wallpaper
- Ordered faucet
- Ordered light fixtures
Our week 4 to-do list includes:
- Install cabinets
- Measure out countertops
- Order shoe storage unit
- Install appliances
- Order door hardware
- Order sink
- Begin installing trim and baseboards
- Choose paint for door and trim
Now with all of the logistics out of the way, let’s talk about the Milton & King blue and floral wallpaper.
Not only is it durable, it’s gorgeous. I’ve used many wallpapers in my life, and this one is the only one that makes installation a breeze. It doesn’t rip, fold over, or form creases. I used the same glue, the same materials, but this specific wallpaper withstood better than any other wallpaper I have ever used before.
I CANNOT wait to see it paired with a chrome faucet, black cabinets, quartz counters, and a modern light.
Installation was a breeze.
If you’re interested, below is a quick rundown on our installation process.
- floor cover
- sharp scissors
- razor blade
- tape measure
- wallpaper glue/ paste
- flat brush
- glue brush
For the FIRST roll, measure out the wall and mark it on the paper. Holding it up to double-check, cut the paper with an extra inch on both sides. IF IT IS NOT THE FIRST ROLL, hold up the next adjoining article to the one already installed and match it up precisely by picture. Make a slight bend at the ceiling corner and mark an inch above the bent paper.
Slather on the glue, especially on the edges and corners. Add a little bit more on the wall as well.
*** The folks at M&K recommended to apply the wallpaper directly on the wall instead of the paper and I wish I did that sooner! So much easier!
** PRO TIP** When picking up wet wallpaper, fold the wet sides into itself as if an accordion. That way, the paper is in a manageable bundle and is not hitting anything in its way.
Matching picture by picture, gently begin applying the wallpaper onto the wall. Using a long flat brush as pictured above, or a plastic spatula, smoothly move up and down to settle it in place. Once in place, glide the spatula or brush left to right to ensure there are no bumps or air bubbles under the wallpaper. Some excess glue can seep out of the sides, and that’s okay!
Continue to smooth the creases into the ceiling and sides. Then very carefully use a razor blade to cut off the excess paper from the top.
Wipe down the wallpaper with a clean, wet towel and start up again!
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Thank you so much for following along and stay tuned for additional progress and remodels!
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