Wednesday, 4 April 2012


During the planning stages for our house we had decided on having wallpaper feature walls in the main bedroom and my older daughter's bedroom.  She wanted the New York skyline in black and white and we managed to source that from a wallpaper/mural  supplier via the internet.  Worked out to  be far cheaper than buying it here in Oz anyway.  It came in 8 pieces.
I wanted an elegant and luxurious looking wallpaper for my bedroom.  Thanks to Ebay I found the perfect wallpaper and prior to purchasing it the seller was happy to send me a sample so that I could make sure it would fit in with my colour schemes.
The problem we had was getting the wallpaper hung.  After three "no shows" by the wall paper hangers, we decided to tackle it ourselves.
Watched a few YouTube videos on hanging wallpaper and did more research on the web.  All the websites suggest that you use a primer on the wall first.  The primer allows for better adhesion of the wallpaper and also makes it easier to remove the wallpaper in the future.  So off we went to Bunnings again, the primer and glue came in under $50.
Princess S's room was our first project and we were quite pleased with the result.  You can judge for yourself.  Took us about half a day to complete and wasn't difficult at all.

Lighting is making it look yellow, but it really is black
and white.  That's the Princess in the corner of the picture.  

My room was next and by this time we were so much more confident with hanging the wallpaper.  Love the result and the fact that we saved a few hundred dollars by doing the walls ourselves.  

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

I'm still here!

Sorry for neglecting the blog.  Life has been hectic.  For those who have just moved into new homes as well, I'm sure you will agree with me.  There's so much to do and time just slips away.

We started the new year with more work on the front garden.  The weather delayed us considerably.  Ben finished the two small retainer walls on both side boundaries.  We used wooden sleepers and posts from Bunnings.  Now we plan on getting some good organic soil delivered and more plants put in.

Right side with organic soil

Left side with Ornamental Pear trees planted

Finally stained the front deck as well.  Used "Intergrain" natural stain in the Merbau colour.