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    Yes! I stripped the place down to the studs in the bathrooms and ripped off all the wallpaper and textured the walls, jackhammer the tile, laid 3/4" plywood and 3/4" solid teak in the whole house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I have never stripped it. I want a nice graphic or flower print for the bedroom, for starters.

    I think it should be viewed as semi-permanent; don't put infantile prints in a baby's nursery, etc.
    I agree..wallpaper is something you have to live with for awhile because it is a lot of work. I like to stick with neutrals..even tho it is boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I agree..wallpaper is something you have to live with for awhile because it is a lot of work. I like to stick with neutrals..even tho it is boring.
    I want a modern, graphic flower print. They are available, of course, but the prices are HUGE. Sure seems as if some graphic artists in town can find some paper people and make me a few rolls to order, for much less.

    Something like this (but much less in your face):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post


    American consumers are spending more on home furnishings and decor, and this trend is not expected to change in the near future. Annual sales of paint and wallpaper in this country are trending upwards faster than the GDP in general.

    Every home decorating magazine and tv show is featuring the use of wallpaper -- an enormous shift in "attitude". Wallpaper sales in the US are up.

    British home decor never lost its affinity for wallpaper, but in the US it has been seen as dated and undesirable. I have actually used wallpaper and can attest that can be transformative in ways that paint can't be; better able to cover rough surfaces, more reflective, far more durable, etc.

    I've got a desire to redecorate now and have looked at wallpaper, but there are some barriers. It's been out of fashion for so long, the average handyman has never hung any -- and it is a skill. Professional painters usually can still do it, but they are too spendy for me.

    I am also not happy with the products offered. Not enough selection as to the paper itself (what happened to strippable vinyl wallpaper?) and the designs offered are too limited.

    Want a business you can start on the cheap and muscle into a nice slice of the decorating budget in your city? Get with artists, printers and others to deliver a product to people like me that's exciting and doesn't cost me more than $250 for a 14 x 14 ft room.

    I am not spending $500 or more to get wallpaper hung that I could have seen in my Grandma's house, 70 years ago.

    Whaca think? IMO, wallpaper is about to be as popular as granite countertops in kitchens.
    If you are going to be in the home for a while you should decorate with what makes you happy.

    But when you go to sell a house, decorative wall paper is likely to be more of a detriment than an asset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post


    American consumers are spending more on home furnishings and decor, and this trend is not expected to change in the near future. Annual sales of paint and wallpaper in this country are trending upwards faster than the GDP in general.

    Every home decorating magazine and tv show is featuring the use of wallpaper -- an enormous shift in "attitude". Wallpaper sales in the US are up.

    British home decor never lost its affinity for wallpaper, but in the US it has been seen as dated and undesirable. I have actually used wallpaper and can attest that can be transformative in ways that paint can't be; better able to cover rough surfaces, more reflective, far more durable, etc.

    I've got a desire to redecorate now and have looked at wallpaper, but there are some barriers. It's been out of fashion for so long, the average handyman has never hung any -- and it is a skill. Professional painters usually can still do it, but they are too spendy for me.

    I am also not happy with the products offered. Not enough selection as to the paper itself (what happened to strippable vinyl wallpaper?) and the designs offered are too limited.

    Want a business you can start on the cheap and muscle into a nice slice of the decorating budget in your city? Get with artists, printers and others to deliver a product to people like me that's exciting and doesn't cost me more than $250 for a 14 x 14 ft room.

    I am not spending $500 or more to get wallpaper hung that I could have seen in my Grandma's house, 70 years ago.

    Whaca think? IMO, wallpaper is about to be as popular as granite countertops in kitchens.

    .....Although the room in that picture is waaaay nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I want a modern, graphic flower print. They are available, of course, but the prices are HUGE. Sure seems as if some graphic artists in town can find some paper people and make me a few rolls to order, for much less.

    Something like this (but much less in your face):

    Are you looking to do just one wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    If you are going to be in the home for a while you should decorate with what makes you happy.

    But when you go to sell a house, decorative wall paper is likely to be more of a detriment than an asset.
    I will die here. And yes -- I have to suit nobody but myself.

    It's fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Are you looking to do just one wall?
    No. I hate feature walls.

    I'll do all 4 walls, or...less likely....just the ceiling, with paint on the walls.

    I saw a home remodel show where they used a design the homeowners drew to have wallpaper printed up, and thought, that is a genius idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I also noticed when we removed our old paper that it held a lot of smells from the previous owner. Things they may have cooked, pets, perfume etc seemed to really stand out when we were removing it. Made me wonder how clean it is over the years. We can just wash our walls, wallpaper not so much.
    You wash your walls? what the hell did you do paint your house with enamel? Wallpaper is easier to wash than paint. I don't like the stuff either and took a bunch of it down last year when I did my kitchen and took it all down the year before that in my bathrooms. I was dreading taking it down in the kitchen but it all pealed off beautifully in a matter of a couple hours. The baths were another story, they must have used some heavy duty glue in the baths which makes sense.
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    I hate Wallpaper. I fell in love with different paint colors and have stayed true. But my aunt loves it and she comes over with that kind you want, Mad. Peel and stick. I just keep rejecting the patterns - we have very different tastes.

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