Monday, October 10, 2011

Yay! Ugly Wallpaper!

The Ugly Wallpaper is going up on the wall.  It's wonderful and I'm so glad I took the plunge and bought it.

At a whole dollar a roll!

 I'd never use it anywhere but this kind of room. The pattern is very dense and dark and the colours, though rich, are solemn.  However, the printing is thick and chunky, almost like hand blocking, and the scale of the pattern is a good fit for the proportions of the room,

Another delight this morning was on my unfinished Halloween Tree where a pair of dollar store plastic crows are hanging out. One of the crows had gotten herself a friend..

I know! Cool, huh? 


  1. I've just donned my monocle, the better to view your divine preparations for your first Steam-powered laboratory/study/what will you, and I must say, it's an impressive display!
    All that time and effort I'm sure will produce the desired effect, which Hubby no doubt will share in fondness.
    I simply cannot wait for your big reveal!!!!!

  2. Thank you, Rose! So far, the wallpaper has stayed on the wall, so everything is going ok. I'm hoping to slap up a few more sheets today, as it's raining, and what else can one do?

    Can I put your creative mind to task? I'm looking for a pithy quotation, to paint up in the frieze.I'm tending towards Baudelaire's Le Voyage, but I'm as wide open as a split scone to new ideas. Any suggestions?

  3. Your wallpaper is beautiful. The spider looks real. Is it?


  4. Oh yes, that's one really real spider!

  5. Hmmm.... That one by Baudelaire's a hard one to top, as I recall, but there could be some Jules Verne or H.G. Wells quotes for you somewhere online.
    I'll let this tick through my thinker........

    Still lovin' your header. it just rocks this possum every time.

  6. Forgot to mention how awesome your chair looks!!! It's crying out for a cane seat, but I could see other possibilities occurring to you, you're so creative!

  7. Poor chair actually had a cane seat once and long ago! You are clever!

    I'd consider it if I could afford it. Whatever I do to it, I'll try and maintain its integrity and its patina. So, no layer of thick white paint and distressing. It's already distressed by a century or so of use.

    Probably it will get a padded seat in the fanciest fabric I can scrimp for. That won't prevent the chair from being restored with a caned seat, later.

  8. eeeeeew, spider!! I know, it's Halloween and all that, but real spiders are a bit too much for my faint heart :) I only just found your blog, and I am overjoyed that I did, even if I have to brave the odd occasional spider. yuck.


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