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A Beginner’s Guide to Wallpapering

wallpaper A few weekends ago I had my first experience with wallpapering (those of you who follow me on Instagram¬†stories may have seen some behind-the-scenes action). Sarah and Emmett had already warned us about their first experience putting up wallpaper in their hallway from their Ohio home. Good or bad, I am somewhat OCD and can be a perfectionist when it comes to house projects. Dan is wonderful when it comes to helping out with projects, but (bless his heart) does not have the eye for detail that I have. So, we enlisted the help of his father who has lots of experience wallpapering in his home. Quite honestly, I went into the weekend thinking I was going to steer clear of the nursery while those two worked on the project (mainly so I wouldn’t be a pest and freak out if something went terribly wrong). However, as it turned out, I worked alongside my father-in-law to complete most of the room and pleasantly surprised myself at how much I enjoyed it. For those of you who are as intimidated by wallpaper as I was, I am going to do my best to break it down step-by-step to make your lives much easier (if and when you decide to tackle a DIY wallpaper install). I apologize in advance for the quality of some of these images: since I was knee-deep in wallpapering, I was only able to grab a few quick in-process shots on my iPhone.

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