"You better shop around"….
I wish I could remember all the lyrics but I’m having a serious moment of blankness!
So I did what the song said and began my shopping for wallpaper. We are not talking floral wallpaper with a matching boarder- I’m talking about the return of the Grasscloth wallpaper and yours truly got sucked in and has taken the leap to put it on the walls of my dining room. I just received it today and it is going up on Monday! Cooper was just as excited to see the UPS truck as me.
I had not planned on doing any wallpaper in our new home but last year my in-laws were in town and I had shown my mother in law a gorgeous photo of a dining room that had a blue/green grasscloth wallpaper. She took the magazine home and found the paper locally and had it done in her dining room- it was gorgeous! So when I saw this one I could not help myself. The texture, color, etc was fun and I wanted something different- hope the choice I made was a good one- cannot wait to hear your thoughts!
Just a word to the wise- do some research because wallpaper is not cheap. I found a company on the Internet http://www.eadeswallpaper.com/ who had the paper for a lot less then I could find locally. I was hesitant to purchase it but when I spoke to a local wallpaper hanger they recommended them. Once I get the room back together I will be able to add it to my “Not Your Grandma’s Ranch” series!
Speaking of shopping- fabric was next on my list. I truly try to shop locally but there are times when you need to save your money and it’s good to look somewhere else like the Internet. So I went to a local fabric store here and the fabric I fell for was listed at $25 and online it was $12 so I saved a lot of money. One place I recommend is www.housefabric.com – now they don’t always beat local prices and it’s always good to ask your local stores if they can do a price match.
Finally, don’t underestimate the power of Target! I wanted a simple floor lamp for our den and I shopped high end boutique shops, then Marshalls, TJ Maxx and others but I was not able to find it and I turned down an aisle in Target and voila! There she was- it looks great and I’m super happy!
|Target Tripod Floor Lamp|
I cannot wait to show you the rooms put together!