Monday, July 18, 2016

French bedroom, pretty in pink

The French bedroom walls are finally done after much procrastinating, including trying out several different papers. Although I really loved the old French tapestry design I finally had to admit that it's just not right for this room. It was a bit like falling in love with a beautiful pair of shoes that just won't fit no matter how much you squeeze and wriggle, eventually you have to put them back on the shelf. I might use it here in bed wear or other furnishings but maybe it'll just have to wait for another project.


This paper came out of the printer looking much too fresh and clean but a few layers of various strengths of tea brushed and dabbed on soon took care of that, and a bit of deconstruction and layering never hurts ... 



16 comments:

Kleine Vingers said...

Like the effect of tea and the curling wallpaper. Greetings Aurora

Steinworks said...

great effect, I like how the tea has changed the effect of the room :)

Hugs
Marisa

minwks said...

Hi Norma, Just arrived home after a few days onboard with the Grandchildren. Yes, I survived ..... Just!
I do like the wallpaper you have finally chosen. It is a quiet background despite the pattern and allows the lovely bed to take centre stage. Sometimes it is so hard to give up something we have set our heart on.
I am so glad you are finding time to do minis for yourself.
Regards Janine

Daydreamer said...

Hi Norma! I LOVE the soft look of this wallpaper! Pretty in pink is exactly what it is! I think you are so right that sometimes we fall in love with an image but just can't make it work! I hope you will find another way to use that tapestry pattern because it is truly lovely! But you were right... this room looks so right with this paper!

shannonc60 said...

It looks beautiful Norma, and I love the aging, tears and peeling. Maybe you could use the tapestry in the padded parts of the bed ends, or on a chair.

Shabby Landhaus said...

Wow....i love the bed!!!!!!
Great work :o)

mini hugs from vienna

Sigrid
http://shabbydollhouse.blogspot.co.at/

Shabby Landhaus said...

Thank you Norma!!!!!!!
Have a great week *g*

Fabiola said...

A very beautiful room. I love it!

Elizabeth S said...

I am so glad that your wallpaper dilemma has sorted itself out and that you are HAPPY with your final choice. I think that your pink paper is Smashing and it sets exactly the right mood for this room. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the faded and torn details which you have given to the surface of the wallpaper- WOW Instant HISTORY!!! :D

elizabeth

iseecerulean said...

It's perfect :)

Zulueta E said...

Wow!!! Cuantas cosas preciosas hay aquí, Norma! Acabo de conocer tu blog y con tu permiso, voy a quedarme :) Me encanta esa habitación! He visto lo difícil que ha sido decidir las paredes :), pero la elección final resulta magnífica! Hace que me pregunte cómo pudo alguien dejar que ese cuarto maravilloso se deteriore :(
Un abrazo! :)

Niele♡ said...

beautiful
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Krin said...

I love the way you made the walls of this room, Norma. It looks so real. Great job.

Юлия said...

Lovely old wallpaper. Very vintage. Perfectly turned out to age.

Linda said...

How gorgeous! You have a lovely blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Cinderella Moments said...

I'm so in love with your wallpaper peeling back and revealing another under. It's so gorgeous!
hugs♥,
Caroline