Monday, June 20, 2011

still re-doing...

I am still freshening up my kitchen,
this is my dining room, well actually I guess its an eat in kitchen...

I am changing the pink striped wallpaper...

and the lace curtains..
I have had this look for about ten years, I don't change much.
but I want a simpler, less frou frou look...

so I have had some of that beadboard wallpaper I found at Home Depot on clearance, for over a year...

I have done alot of wallpapering but this paper is different...

thicker, and not smooth so
smoothing it out is harder.
so this is how far I am, I will finish this tonight and tomorrow paint it.
I will let you know how that goes, seems strange that you can paint over it.


  1. It's looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product!


  2. It's looking good so far :) I LOVE that wallpaper ~ I would love to use that in my kitchen :) It needs to be re-wallpapered in there; lots of areas where the paper is wanting to come off, argghhh.

  3. Wow, that's neat! I've never seen that before. Your dining room is gorgeous before and I'm sure it will be even more gorgeous after!


  4. How cool is that... it looks great.
    I have the anaglypta (probably spelled wrong, the paintable English wall paper that has a raised design) in the front hallway. I have painted that at least 4 times, I love it and never get tired of it.
    Blessings to you Sweetie

  5. Will you be keeping the the pretty floral paper on top? It is so lovely!

    I used a similar wallpaper that was paintable on my ceiling (looks like tiles) and it is a bit different to work with- especially the seams were a bit harder to butt together.

    bee blessed

  6. Beadboard wallpaper! Who knew! The change is really looking good. Good luck! Best wishes, Tammy

  7. I love the floral paper! I would not paint over it!

  8. Great Change! I'm looking to do something like this in our bathroom. What's the name of the upper wallpaper?


  9. So pretty, so feminine, I love it.

    Debbie Kay

  10. Steph it looks great so far. What color will you paint it? Becs

  11. I think that is awesome. It does seem strange that you can paint it.
    You are a patient woman! I just cannot wallpaper.
    Can't wait to see the finished product!
    HAGE! Karen

  12. Wow it really looks like wood,,, amazing... how much easier then cutting and nailing the real thing up... like I did..... wish I new about this wall paper a long time it is looking so pretty,, can't wait to see it all done... love the floral wall paper above it....have fun...


  13. I love the difference already. You have a very romantic style.



  14. Very nice! I love the paper -- it really 'freshens' up the room and lightens it! Can't wait to see the finished project!

  15. I love it! And welcome new follower to My heart..

  16. Love that pretty floral wallpaper! The wainscoting paper is really nice. I can't wait to see the makeover! The room is so pretty.


  17. I love the rose paper too! I think i will always have a soft spot for it!

  18. Hey Stefanie! Your comment on my laundry room made me giggle...I could just imagine you clapping for me! lol :) I'm so glad you like it..I swear to you I'm in love with that room! (is that just a little weird?! lol)
    I LOVE that wallpaper in your house!!...I know I've said it before, but I just love it! It looks really good with the beadboard paper! I was thinking, oh I just love the pink stripe you have under it, but then I saw the picture of the beadboard paper with it and I like it even better! SO cute! Can't wait to see the finished product!
    Hugs to ya girlie!

  19. Hi Stefanie,

    The new wall paper is just beautiful. What a great job you have done. I can't wait to see it painted.




  20. I'm loving the beadboard, it seems like it's calming the room, and makes the wallpaper look even better! I'm trying to de fru fru too...