Thursday, December 17, 2020

Wallpaper!!!

Brunschwig & Fils Ironing Bored

So, my wallpaper hanger was scheduled September 1st and broke his leg. There are literally no experienced wallpaper hangers in this area. I called a couple of others countless times and they won't even return phone calls. My guy is finally rescheduled for today, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. This is literally my last project here and the house is DONE. I will keep you posted. The wallpaper above is for the laundry room and the one below for the powder room. 

AND....he just canceled. You can't make this stuff up - 10 minutes before he was supposed to be here.

Clarence House Chinoiserie Baroque

 

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    1. Fortunately, he has been the only problem worker. But 2020 can't be gone fast enough.

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  2. Oh noooo so disappointing. Sounds like it will be a 2021 project. Something to look forward to, beautiful wallpapered laundry and powder rooms.

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    1. Yep, I was just looking forward to no more workers in my home.

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  3. So sorry to hear this. Both your wallpapers are wonderful. I hope the wallpaper hanger can reschedule asap.

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    1. He has rescheduled half a dozen times already - LOL.

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  4. That's more typical of the area than your previous experiences with the handyman, picture hanger and gardener. Count yourself as one of the lucky ones.

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    1. I agree - I could tell you stories about all of them too.

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  5. Where did you find this wallpaper? :) I looked for it last time you posted it, with no luck.

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    1. Both are long discontinued and impossible to find unfortunately.

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  6. Darn! I was really excited to see this beautiful wallpaper up in your bathroom and laundry room. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that he’ll show up SOON!

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  7. So sorry to hear this, but Nancy R. is absolutely right. I've experienced the same thing many times in southwest Florida over the past five years. It's maddening! Sometimes I've just tackled the job myself after some YouTube lessons. Do you have any local interior designer contacts who can point you in the right direction? Good luck!

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    1. Another resource would be go to any store that carries wallpaper [Home Depot, Lowes, Sherwin-Williams] and look for the bulletin board where paperhangers post their contact info for hanging jobs. But most likely, you're at the absolute end point [The Holidays!!] of any sub showing up before the first or second week of 2021. If you're feeling up to it, take Tammi's advice and run through a couple of YouTube vids, see if you think you'd want to give it a go, starting with Step One which would be a brush-on coat of primer/sealer/sizing. But it's The Holidays for you too, so I can't imagine your wanting to get into a commitment like this. But one never knows!

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    2. I need someone really experienced - not me or someone off a bulletin board. I might have to bring someone in from out of town. My DC wallpaper was wonderful - worked in the WH many times.

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    3. That's a great idea- the lure of a winter trip to lovely, warm, and beachy Venice could be strong!

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  8. Oh no. I'm so sorry. Did he say why he had to cancel? He doesn't just sound like a reliable worker. There must be someone else you can find who is good. He can't be the only game in town.

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    1. He is a flake for sure. I have spent countless hours looking for someone experienced here - there are a couple of others who have not returned a dozen phone calls and emails.

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  9. PS: Thought you might like like this from a friend's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CI6QIG1p3yJ/

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  10. Astonishing how inconsiderate people can be. I would have thought after 3 months off work he would be eager for some paid work. It just shows that those who say that they can't get any work should do some training and go into the wall paper hanging business! I have done some wall papering in my poor days as a young home owner. It is a messy job, but as long as you have a clean spot to lay out the sheets of paper to paste, and have good accuracy and mathmatical skills, and plan where each panel needs to be cut so that they line up perfectly, it is pretty straight forward. One tip is to make sure that you mark the plan of placement on the walls with pencil and that you plan to never finish on a corner but place the paper around the corner. Good luck. I would hang it myself if I was in your place.

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    1. It is very difficult paper - not for a DIY I am afraid.

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  11. I was very pleased with the guy I used 5 years ago when I moved here. I'm not sure I have his contact information any more, but I will try to find it and let you know. He is also a painter.

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  12. I live north of SF, where one would think it would be easy to find a paperhanger but was having problems, too. There aren't many and they seem to prioritize clients who give them regular work (interior designers) or big jobs. I gave up after a few weeks and started watching YouTube videos. I'm feeling confident. I didn't plan on acquiring this particular skill but the upside is that once I get it down I'll be able to do my own work whenever it strikes me. The same thing happened to me with trim work. I needed crown molding installed and ending up watching YouTube videos and buying a saw. Now I can install paneling, moldings, baseboards, etc.

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