Monday, February 9, 2009

wallpapering w/ a recession...











today it is a miracle if you are one of the few who haven't been hit by some form of a recession. wallets are a little tighter and our minds are geared to think "do we really need that".....design is definitely taking a backseat but good design doesn't have to come with a huge price tag. if you find yourself in love with a wallpaper that is a little more than you would like to spend, don't disregard it but rather become creative with the space you use it...think backgrounds of cabinets, armories, closets, and bookshelves or tiny entryways and halls...

25 comments:

Magic Brush said...

I love all of these applications of paper! Thanks! Even though I am a painter... I can still appreciate beautiful wallpaper! Jennifer Allwood

Blueprint Bliss said...

I love the paper (and the way it is used) in the last photo!

Haven and Home said...

LOVE the last photo! I have a thing for wallpaper, I really want to do our guest bath but I just can't bite the bullet..

Anonymous said...

The last photo - that pretty beauty with the KW trellis wallpaper - proudly sits in my family room! Love it! Got it for a great deal at a favorite store in Savannah. cz

The Steel Magnolia House said...

good ideas, shannon. i sort of like doing things on a dime because it forces you to become much more creative. hope you had a fun getaway!!
xx
Kara

Pink Wallpaper said...

cz- how lucky are you??!! take pics and send them!! i am sorry i couldn't do a direct reference to the photo; i have no idea where i found it...is this your house?!

Your House and Life said...

Great idea! Just had a couple of strips of grasscloth put up in some blaaa areas in the house, what a difference! Now for some pattern, hmmm.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I love all of the different applications!

indecisive friend said...

love them all!!!

the 3rd picture is the wallpaper I want for half bath but anthropologie no longer carries...can you get it...I got all the info on it:)

Screaming Meme said...

I am loving the wallpaper...I used bead board wallpaper on the fronts of the doors of an armoire...It can be a magical transformation! Hi, My name is Meme....I would like to personally invite you to both of my blogs...Screaming Meme and Project:{Create A Home}....Screaming Meme is a decorating blog that I created to share my career as an Interior Decorator and Model Home Stager, as well as, share ideas and how to's on decorating, faux painting and getting a professional look on a shoe string budget!...It is all about decorating over there! I then created Project:{ Create A Home}...I envisioned a blog that women could all share in...Where we could come together and learn everything from decorating our homes to stepping out and learning new things that we always wanted to learn but didn't have the road map...Project: {Create A Home} is that road map! We have decorating, organizing, cooking, finance, technical/computer knowledge, family rearing, relationship advice, spirituality and uplifting wisdom...just to name a few...I hope you get a chance to stop in and look around...And if you have something that you want to share...Something that we could learn from you...Well, we would love to talk to you! :) I look forward to getting to know you! Meme

Lauren said...

so pretty!! I'm working on a wallpaper idea right now I got from Beautiful Living
xoxo

LindsB said...

I LOVE that last picture- everything about it is beautiful!! I need something like that in my kitchen, I wish I could just take this picture and put it right into my house, LOVE IT!

Tobi Fairley said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the armoire with the Trellis wallcovering in it! It is an idea that I will definitely use for some of my clients! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

lily-g said...

The Armoire looks fantastic, what a great idea with left over wall-paper. love your blog will be back often x

Kasey said...

o.k. wonderful blog you have here.
lovely.
xo

Kasey said...

o.k. wonderful blog you have here.
lovely.
xo

Kasey said...

o.k. wonderful blog you have here.
lovely.
xo

Found said...

nothing better than a wallpaper linen closet. great pics!

Found said...

nothing better than a wallpaper linen closet. great pics!

Pink Peony said...

Very cool use of wallpaper.

Sweet Nothings said...

i wish i could afford some wallpaper :(

No.35style said...

LOVE that last picture!

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aLena said...

Absolutely Luv your blog, just started reading and sort of back tracking on your posts! Where is a good place to buy wallpaper, because I'm having trouble finding pretty designs.

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE a remnant of some KW paper... do you know a good place to buy people's leftovers??? I'm new to your blog too and it's great!