Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Creative First Steps

Well! You've never seen what we jokingly call our back porch, all maybe 9 square feet of it. But that's what's in the above photo (and yes, it's tricky going out the backdoor from the basement) and since we first moved in I've wanted to wallpaper that wall which greets us when we walk in. The one with the sconce which we'll replace someday with a larger, prettier one we found at a yard sale years ago and happened to bring along with us.

Anyway. I'm so excited because today I finally ordered some wallpaper online which I absolutely love, something I think will look great above the short wainscoting (even though, ok, their background colors are different values ... whatever. heh.) Here it is:

Oh, I am in love and about as impatient as a girl can be. Since we can't hang any pictures, etc. on that wall (they'd always be knocked off since the space is so tight), this wall will be a piece of art in itself.

Since two rolls are coming, I'll also be papering behind my dresser upstairs and around the closet bi-fold doors to the right:

I'll make changes to that area, make it more neutral since the paper is rather busy.

So anyway, just thought I'd share my latest creative plans with you while I'm waiting (waiting!). At least it feels great to finally put some action behind my decorating dreams.


In case you're wondering, I found the wallpaper where I usually order it--at Steve's Wallpaper and Blinds. I liked being able to pay through since that always feels safer and saves me from having to fill out an information form, etc.



Anonymous said...

You could put those transfers that has a quote on it on the opposite wall as they are ON the wall and not attached. Or can one be put at the on the far narrow wall just ahead?? I found some at our $1 store recently and remembered you mentioning and showing us how you used them. That was the first time I had seen them for sale here. Or on that narrow wall if it can be used you could stencil a quote and cut out some flowers from the wall paper to put with it? I like the wall paper!....Have fun prettying up your nest. Sarah

Debra said...

Hi Sarah.... Actually, one of those quote transfers *is* on the opposite wall, but up in the kitchen on the left-hand side of the photo. I'm glad you found some in your area! I really still love mine a lot. Blessings, Debra

Bonnie said...

Wonderful! Feathering our nest is so important. I love the wallpaper. It has such a sweet home-sweet-home feel. Reminds me of growing up. Happy for you!

Debra said...

Bonnie--oh! I loved how you said the wallpaper reminded you of growing up, because I did want to choose one with a nostalgic feeling. I've wanted to add a few old-fashioned touches to this house which has been made-over like new ... so thank-you! :) Blessings, Debra