Farmhouse Guest Bedroom Damask Wallpaper
It’s been a busy past couple of…years lol! Who can relate? Anyway I have some catching up to do on her over the next little bit and I’m really excited to share all the things we’ve been up to! Including adding the farmhouse guest bedroom Victorian wallpaper!
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The Other Side of the Bedroom Wall
If you missed my previous article I shared about how I was building a wall in our upstairs loft area to create an additional bedroom and walk in closet. I used reclaimed beadboard on other side of the wall.
On the wall inside of the room I decided to do something different just to add something special to it. So Ed helped me get the drywall up and then I mudded and sanded it. Then I primed, painted, and sized the wall. Finally it was ready for the damask wallpaper!
I chose this Brewster Diane Taupe Damask wallpaper. It looks like a water painting on top of a linen textured background. The color reads a bit more grey than taupe on camera. And honestly photos don’t do it justice! It’s beautiful!
Not that I’ll always chose something that has such a similar aesthetic, but I do think of our house as a whole so that it has the same feel room to room.
- wallpaper glue (if not pre-pasted)
- paint brush for glue
- smoothing tool (not pictured)
- sponge to wipe off excess glue
- a level
- tape to hold it in place if you’re doing it by yourself
- box cutter
- scissors (not pictured)
Hanging the Damask Wallpaper
Getting started is always the hardest part I think! Our walls obviously aren’t straight or square in this room, or anywhere else in the house lol! But I made sure to leave an additional inch or two of overhang on all sides so I would have plenty of wiggle room to get that angle right.
To get started I measured the width of the wallpaper and marked it on the wall. Then I used a level to draw a level line where the wallpaper edge should meet up. Next, I pasted that section of the wall. I used a piece of tape to secure the overhang at on the ceiling until I had it in place. I had plenty of time to adjust it as needed. After this I smoothed any bubbles and made sure it was stuck!
I hung a couple of sections and got into groove, but then I realized I hadn’t ordered enough! I hadn’t considered how much waste there would be with a larger pattern.
One of my kind friends on Instagram shared her formula for ordering wallpaper after 30 years of doing it. I’ll share it below!
- Pattern repeat 0-6″ order just what the square footage it assuming each bolt covers 56 sq ft
- 6-12″ repeat, order 1 additional bolt
- 12-18″ repeat, order 2 additional bolts
- 18-24″ repeat, order 3 additional bolts
- never subtract for doors or windows
Damask Wallpaper Video
Once the additional wallpaper came in I was back to work! You can see how it turned out in the photos and video below!
Covering Outlets and Switches
I had plenty left over to match up the pattern when I covered the light switch and outlets too! I did this by making a mark on the leftover wallpaper as close to where the right hand corner of the covers hit on the pattern on the wall.
Then I took the covers off and lined up the corner to the mark. Next I traced a wider version of them onto the back of the wallpaper. I used wallpaper glue to attack the to the covers then wedged them between some books and lumber on all sides. Once they were dry I used a box cutter for the cutouts.
Farmhouse Guest Bedroom Damask Wallpaper
I’m so incredibly happy with how this damask wallpaper project turned out! This was my first experience using a non pre-pasted option and I have to say I definitely prefer it! I felt it was much easier to control on the wall and without all the wetting, bookending, and waiting. I cannot wait to show you what this room is looking like now! Eeek! Stay tuned!
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