Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Great Wall of......

The Craft Room!





You know that moment when you realise that you truly have done something amazing! Well this wall is it for me, I am serious when I say lovingly gazed upon it's beauty more than once a day since I did it. It's currently my favorite DIY project to date!

So here's the ugly old wall and so far I have white walled each room, but I wanted to try and push myself a bit. I had the beadboard wall paper, used in the kids room and my faux beadboard boxes. I told Julian my plan he wasn't convinced! (Hence why it's in the craft room)



I was a bit sick of plain white walls and wanted some colour but because of the poor lighting it would need to be in small doses. I chose red polka dot contact paper and put it at the top of the wall.



Then I spent an hour making my own DIY wall paper paste which cost nothing to make but I was in such a rush I don't know where I got it from. I do remember my arms hurt like nothing else, from whisking it though!



Then a bit of molding trim I cut and painted it white. Oh yeah and I did right first time Suck on that Bob The Builder!!!


DIY Delight or Disaster? I am not kidding when I say I love this wall. I know it's really hard to see why from a photo but this wall in the flesh, it is beautiful. Every time I have tried to describe what I am doing I got the screwed up face. When Julian saw it finished he loved it. My Dad said "Brilliant!" and my Mum was impressed. None of them had looked convinced when I told them my plan. It truly is beautiful and to date it is my favorite project!

Okay what's your verdict, if you hate it well.....I still love it!!!!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo.


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25 comments:

  1. Um hello! LOVE it :) Well done Mel, I would seriously just sit and stare at it too! Can't wait to see the rest.

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  2. How could ANYONE hate this? I absolutely love it! Beadboard, polka dots and chair rail all in one place is swoon worthy!

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  3. Its Awesome hun - if it was my wall I would be staring at it too - especially since its wall paper and looks like wood! Love it

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  4. Looks great!! I love the red polka dots - it's the perfect amount above the board.

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  5. Love it Love it LOVE IT!!!!!

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  6. Nope, I love it. You did a great job! And I know what you mean about having to use small doses of color, same story in my house;)

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  7. Definitely love it, Mel! Like that it is high up and against the cornice :-)

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  8. I luv it! but then I have an obsession with polka dots, I have a shop where i make little monsters and the colors are pink and green polka dots..Soooo anything with polka dots in it has my vote! I really luv luv luv what you did with the bead board and chair rail...It is Fabulicious!!

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  9. It looks amazing! I'm looking for red accents for my house. This is a great idea. Love the red and white together too.

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  10. That's so great that you were able to all that yourself. I love the polka dots.

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  11. You're so clever Mel. Just beautiful. I don't think I'd be game. And putting contact on a wall? I'm flat out putting it on a book let alone wall. Mine would be filled with bubbles for sure. You've done a great job!

    Anne xx

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  12. I am so impressed Mel!! You can't go wrong with polka dots (of course). We must be in the same mind set as I have a project with bead board wall paper too, and now with the polka dots in common? Hmmmm, perhaps bloggy twins? Anyways what a fantastic wall. Cheers.

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  13. Mel, Mel, Mel!! I love it!! I love that you have just a little of the printed wallpaper towards the top. I bet it draws your eyes upwards and makes the room look bigger. Way to go making your own paste too! Some people just don't have the ability to visualize genius!!

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  14. Genius! Love the look it's awesome!
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  15. Oh I truly love it! Looks amazing. It is fascinating how a bit of work can transform a space. Love love love!

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  16. Wow Mel, you kicked butt on this project! I love everything! LOVE looove the polka dots - such a happy space!!! I can't believe you made your own paste! Go on with you bad self!

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  17. It did turn out perfect!! You're brave, and better than good. That's an awesome combo. :)

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  18. Oh wow! I think this is so gorgeous! I mean, can you imagine it in chevron.... ;) Love the color and the dots and the trim. You are awesome!

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  19. oh Mel... this is absolutely brilliant!! love that you used contact paper on the wall! how genius is that?!! and the red polka dots are fabulous!! amazing transformation!! love everything about it!! way to go!!! can you tell I love it by all the exclamation points? lol. but this is definitely exclamation point worthy!!!!! i typed all this with one hand (no caps). it took me five minutes, but I just had to!! lol.

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  20. Oh Mel... it's smashing!!! I can't believe that is wallpaper, it looks so real! What a great idea to add the trim and that red polka dot above just pops. You really have brightened up that wall to the enTH degree. I love it, I could sit and stare at it too!! ~ Amy

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  21. What a cool idea, Mel! I love that you used contact paper. It's such a transformation! You are a genius!

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  22. Love it, of course, my brilliant friend! Should have told me first, I would have believed in you. :D

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  23. So cute! Love the red, it looks great!

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  24. WOW! That looks amazing. So, you created a beautiful wall and got a work out in the process :). Love the clean bright white against the happy red and white polka dot contact paper. I want to come craft with you!

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