Sunday, June 9, 2013

HGTV Wallpaper in the Entry

 Hello!  its been so long...please forgive my absence, retirement has been keeping me really busy!!. I just don't know where the time has gone. Thank you all so very much for all the sweet wishes on my retirement.
Way back in the late 70's and 80's Gary and "loved" wallpaper and wallpapered almost every room in our home! yep we sure did...LOL
I felt so sorry for the ones that had to rip it all off the walls when wallpaper went out of fashion.
I have always loved wallpaper and wanted to use it again but not on every wall.
While watching HGTV I saw a commercial about the new wallpaper line HGTV was sponsoring with Sherman Williams.
I began dreaming of wallpaper in the entry and of course my curiosity got the better of me and I just had to go see for myself all the patterns of wallpaper.
I fell in love with the bold red rose pattern when I first laied eyes on it and knew it was the one I wanted for the entry.
Gary also liked the pattern and agreed it was the right choice for our home.
So we ordered a double roll (that is how it was sold only in double rolls) we only needed one double roll it was enough to complete our entry and only papered 2/3 way up the wall.


 The wallpaper was unpasted so we had to paste. I must say at first I was a bit worried about the process of pasting but to my surprise it was so easy and went up nicely, not much waste at all.
Gary put the chair-rail up for me  (thank you honey XO)
 It was a bit hard to get good pictures for you since our front door has so much light coming through. We kept the door green, I think its OK, what do you think?.



This picture is a bit dark (sorry) but I wanted to show you more of the entry.  I'm  not very good at fixing the color on my photos. I guess I should take a photo class now that I am retired...( but I don't have time) hehehehehe.

So what have you all been up too?.

Joining in this week with the following blog parties.

Mary-Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday



Susan-Between Naps on the Porch metamorphosis Monday

Alderberry Hill Make the Scene Monday

Kathryn-The Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday

Judy-DIY by Design Winter Blues Wednesday


Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW us Wednesday


Courtney- French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday


Sherry-The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party Fridays

38 comments:

Vee said...

Me too...love wallpaper and wallpapered every room in the house back in the day. Every single one and I'd love it if it were to come back in style. It looks great and it holds up much better than paint and it doesn't make as much of a mess. Your hallway looks marvelous! Well done!

Barbara F. said...

I grew up in a totally wallpapered house, and had paper in my kitchen til I moved. I kind of miss it, though. Your entry way looks great, such a happy and welcoming print. xo

Shelia said...

I'm sure you're enjoying retirement but good to see you back! I love your pretty wallpaper! It's gorgeous and I love the color of your pretty front door too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melinda said...

It is good to see you! It makes you wonder how you ever fit work into your schedule.

Love the wallpaper!

: o)

Betty said...

It looks lovely. I never cared much for the color of red until I saw how bloggers use it and now I am in love with it too. I also like the color of your door.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth,
What a combination with the lamp and the rug; perfect match! Don't tell me how hard it is to make photos with such light coming through the window... I had the very same problem with our office the other day for showing that renovation.
Thanks for your visit and comment.
Hugs,
Mariette

Kris said...

So pretty!!
xo Kris

Hope Filled Living said...

Elizabeth,
It's so bright and cheerful. I just love it. I have a red and white print in one of our bathrooms and I love it. It's just happy. :o)
xoxo.

Stacey said...

That wallpaper is wonderful! So glad to see people using wallpaper again...it adds such character. Love the buffet there too.

Connie said...

I love it, sugar! Your home is looking even prettier.
xoxo,
Connie

mariondee-designs said...

I think it looks lovely and the green door adds even more contrast! Love what you've done! I've been thinking of adding a feature wall with wallpaper in my bedroom and dining room. It's just a matter of coming across the right one! take care, Maryann

sissie said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I'm so glad that you are enjoying retirement.
I love your pretty wallpaper in the entry. It's such a lovely way to greet those that come through the door. Love everything about it!

I remember those days too. We had wallpapered nearly every room in the house and sold it that way. I wouldn't want to be the one that had to remove it. I'd still love to have a single wall or small bath wallpapered, and maybe I will after seeing yours.

hugs
sissie

sissie said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I'm so glad that you are enjoying retirement.
I love your pretty wallpaper in the entry. It's such a lovely way to greet those that come through the door. Love everything about it!

I remember those days too. We had wallpapered nearly every room in the house and sold it that way. I wouldn't want to be the one that had to remove it. I'd still love to have a single wall or small bath wallpapered, and maybe I will after seeing yours.

hugs
sissie

Catherine Holman said...

I love the red roses with the green door! I still have wallpaper in my dining room. Not sure I'll take it down because I still like it.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I love that wallpaper! It looks fabulous with the green door too. Lovely!

Linda said...

Beautiful! Very bright and welcoming.

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness...I love your red flowered wallpaper! Be still my beating heart. It's adorable!

Kim M said...

I love wallpaper...I hope it's making a comeback! Your entryway is beautiful, bold and welcoming! Nice!

Maria said...

How beautiful - I LOVE that wallpaper! Love the colors and the bold flower pattern, really makes a statement!

retrorevival.biz said...

Now THIS is an entrance! Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I think the wallpaper is beautiful but the door color is too light. I think a black door with the white trim and the rest of your furnishings would be gorgeous. In the end you should do what pleases you. It is your house.

Cindy said...

Your entry way looks magnificent, I love the green door and the pretty rug with it. The wallpaper was a very good choice, in my opinion. The antiuque buffet looks wonderful there too! Your home has grown more gorgeous with each week, it seems!

Katie said...

I had no idea they had a wallpaper line! Definitely going to check it out! Yours turned out great - what a fun addition! Love the mint green door as well!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Nice look. Very cheerful!
Sherry

Debbie Kay said...

Very pretty, I love wallpaper even to this day. Great choice my friend.

Smiles,

Debbie

Debbie said...

This is the story of my life. I spend years stripping wallpaper all over this place, and bam! Wallpaper comes back. This would be the reason I hesitate to paint too much furniture.

(And your entry looks terrific!)

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Hi Elizabeth. I love wallpaper too and back in the day, I too have papered the whole house. Last house only had paper in laundry and powder room, but it was just right. Your entry way is perfect and the wallpaper just made it more inviting and cozy. Love the pattern you chose and the green door still looks wonderful. Hope you and Gary are enjoying your retirement this summer.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh Elizabeth - I LOOOOOOVE IT! I have so wanted to use wallpaper in our new house but I just can't get my hubby to bite. He usually lets me do anything decorating wise but he just doesn't understand why I want to "mess up brand new walls" as he puts it. I think you made a brillant choice - it is so happy looking! Great Job!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

LOVE the wallpaper! It looks just fabulous in your entry way.

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I really love it! It's so colorful and fun, and such a pretty back drop to your beautiful side table!
I miss wallpaper, I just have a few borders up now.
I may have to find a place to put some!
Cindy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I actually gasped when I saw your wallpaper! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! I have been wanting to wallpaper my hallway for a long time and after seeing this wallpaper, I am on a quest! Thank you SO much for the inspiration! GORGEOUS! Wallpaper makes a room so, so cozy!! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Linda Walker said...

Just beautiful! I used to stay clear of red too but now it is one of my favorite decorating colors! Maybe some day I will become bold enough to actually wear red! LoL! Your entry way is perfect!
Linda
mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

Ana said...

It's beautiful Elizabeth...I love it. It is perfect for that space.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Amy Jo said...

I just found your blog. I love it. I love the color of your door.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

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Sharon de Jager said...

Hi Elizabeth and Gary, love the wallpaper! I'm a huge fan of wallpaper and we use it a lot in the UK...your whole entrance hall looks very inviting, love all of it! Sharon xx