Friday, February 5, 2016


I would not normally drive as far as Ryder Lake to do a small job, but the customer said she had 22 rolls of wallpaper and the whole room was to be done. That is worth a longer commute.

However, her description of the room was not accurate. "Just a standard bedroom" it was not. The only accurate description was that the ceilings were 8' tall. The house was under renovation and there was no heat. There were window treatments that had to come down, shelves mounted on the walls, a full length mirror on swivel brackets, art work, drapes and rods, and a few other goodies. We thought at first that it could not be done in one day because of all the prep and the fact that there were three closets with wrapped drywall returns, two windows with drywall returns, an alcove with a round corner header, and 4 round outside corners which can be a real problem if they are not deadly plumb.

The one redeeming factor was that the paper was random pattern that had to be matched, and it was non-woven, the best and easiest paper to hang.

By noon we were half done, and by 4 pm we were out of there. I was delighted and surprised. Too bad the light and the photos do not show off the beautiful silver shimmery pattern on the paper.

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