Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I have a love/hate relationship with wallpaper.
I love the way it looks in pattern books and small swatches but
hate the way it looks on a wall.
More than anything I hate taking the stuff off the wall.
Years ago we moved into a 70s nightmare.
There was wallpaper on every wall of the house.
One bedroom had patriotic themed wallpaper, complete with eagles with arrows clutched in it's talons.
The bathroom in that bedroom had striped wallpaper, olive green, red, white and blue. It sort of matched the bedroom walls but not quite.
The shared bath had wallpaper with huge yellow and orange daisy type flowers with twining leaves on an avocado background. This must have been to compliment the bright yellow sink, toilet and tub. And, let's not forget the burnt orange background with yellow flower wall-to-wall carpet. I couldn't go in there. No really! I couldn't go period.
The living room had the least offensive wallpaper. It was a muted gold strip. Liveable.
The kitchen was something else all together. Picture if you will; avocado appliances and sink, lime green counters and back splash, maple country kitchen cabinets with hammered black iron hardware, tan wall-to-wall carpets (indoor/outdoor, mind you) and bright yellow flowered wallpaper (which came down immediately!). Yes, it was a site to behold.
These wallpapers have nothing to do with the ones found in our old house. These are from a German wallpaper pattern book from years gone by. They just sort of reminded me why I have developed this love/hate relationship. Plus, they are funky. And, graphic. And, I like me some funky and graphic. Don't you?