Papering tables

Remember when the GAOOG did her guest post and the world went bananas for it? Well, I wanted in on that action. And what better opportunity for me to jump into the world of self-adhesive wallpaper than Chasing Paper‘s recent cutting room floor sale? I can think of none. So last week – fueled on by a cute email offering me free shipping – I sprung for a piece and it arrived days later at our door. I had no idea where I was going to put it, but since when does that stop me from pulling out my pocketbook? Unfortunately, pretty much never. Why does this paragraph have so many rhetorical questions? No clue.

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Anyway, as you can see, the print is way cute. The flowers were much bigger than I had thought they’d be but this is neither a good nor a bad thing. It’s just an observation. After walking around the house for a bit, I settled on papering these Ikea bedside tables of ours.

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You can’t really tell from this picture, but the finish on the tops are not great (especially on mine given that on most nights, I can be found with three to four different beverages on the night stand) and could tolerate a new look. So, after measuring them, I cut the paper significantly too big. So then I trimmed it. And trimmed it again. And again. And then stuck it in place.

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Using my debit card (not an old credit card because I do not have expired cards lying around), I tried to smooth out the bubbles, but it didn’t really work all that well. I’m darn happy with the overall result, though.

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For $20, I got a 2′ by 4′ piece of this beautiful paper (that is super thick and almost fabric-like, by the way), which was more than enough to cover two tables. I have some paper left over (and would have had more manageable pieces if I hadn’t been such a dunderhead about mis-measuring in the first place) and might try it on a couple of other things. I now really want to get cracking on wallpapering our powder room.

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2 Responses to “Papering tables”


  1. 1 Mary Lloyd April 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Wonderful

  2. 2 Terry April 24, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    This is pretty amazing.


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