On Saturday when our carpenter had to cancel at the last minute I decided to start painting the dining room.
I was going to try a denim technique using Ralph Lauren glaze but when I went to Home Depot to pick up some color samples they didn’t have them anymore. That was not the deterrent.
The base layer was supposed to be 2 coats of semi-gloss which I was going to buy at my favorite hardware store with a 25% off coupon. The coupon doesn’t start for 4 days. That was a deterrent.
Since I was on my own on Saturday morning I went to our local wallpaper emporium to look through the thousand sample books they have.
The first book I opened had the paper I plan to order. (It’s discontinued but I don’t need too much.)
There were tons of gorgeous papers.
I loved some of the grasscloths and dimensional papers.
Dreamy paisleys are also high on my list but a little too busy for the dining room which ties the other downstairs spaces together.
Ultimately wallpaper will be easier to apply to these varied walls than multiple coats of paint. I’m hoping they have enough in stock.
What’s your primary criterion: money, time, availability, essence?