I fell in love with this wallpaper the minute I saw it! You'll never guess the name of this paper..........
It's called Victorian Charm. :) I think that's very fitting for My Cottage Charm blog, don't ya think!? This paper is made by The Warner Company and is a pastel, powdery pink on a lovely cream background. I'll give you one guess where I bought it..... EBAY! :) I know, I know I'm addicted....I wonder if there's a 12 step recovery program to get off Ebay? LOL
Here's a little peek of an area that's papered....I couldn't exactly show you every area. :) This area is one I didn't show you in my Cottage Kitchen Makeover (a little surprise for you)......stay tuned to a later post, there's still more you haven't seen. (tease tease)
This was a plain wall when we moved. (A plain ORANGE wall....YUCK!)
YIKES! I like warm colors, but trust me this was not pretty in real life....we called it rotten squash!
I installed the two upright, fluted columns. (which are actually pieces that are made for the inside side openings for garagedoors) :) My husband and I installed the beadboard...it's painted Colonial Cream from Walmart.
I came back after I had done the "columns" and built the little shelf above it with a piece of leftover baseboard. It worked really great because I put the pretty side down and the back had a groove already in it which worked great for holding plates in place. (well the groove and some sticky tack) LOL. I also added the little trim piece under the shelf and mitered the corners to go around the column...to make it look like a capital.
Here's a pic of the bottom of the "column", we just put it flat against the wall and put baseboard inbetween the two columns. I put little corner pieces of molding on each corner. (you can get them at Lowes) We finished the whole thing off with a piece of quarter round. I need to give it one more coat of paint.
And here's the finished product one more time!
I just LOVE it! So much better than rotten squash wouldn't you say?! :)
I am linking up to Show off Your Cottage Monday at the House in the Roses. :)