Friday, 27 July 2012

Wallpaper Whimsy Part 2

Ages ago here, I droned on about this roll of wallpaper:



Isn't it gorgeous? A mere £1.50 in a charity shop. I decided it was "the one".

The plan was to wallpaper our downstairs loo with it.

Allelujah! I've finally done it!






My handy tip to you all is to remember to allow for the repeat in the pattern. I started off allowing for the repeat but soon forgot and ended up with two strips which were too short for the wall. Mmmmm, quel un idiot..................Remember, dear readers, only having ONE roll of wallpaper means there is no margin for error.  Fortunately, I had a teeny amount left over with which I managed to cut into shape and stick down in the relevant places. There's nothing quite like a botched job I find.


But I'm not lingering on the botched bits because they're really not that obvious and, luckily, the too-big-for-the-room-but-who-cares IKEA light does a very good job of distracting the eye. Non?



Before I go, Mr J and P emailed me a link to this William Shatner vid on YouTube with a note saying it's "unfathomably weird". By jingo, Mr J and P is actually right.  Bear with it, it's truly bonkers (especially around the 3 mins 18 secs mark).

Enjoy......xx




34 comments:

  1. Ooooooooooooooh, how fabulous! I love the wallapaper and I love the lightshade too, they are a match made in heaven!

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  2. Gosh, I love it! It looks wonderful!

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  3. Love the wallpaper, it looks fab and that shade is so right with it. In fact it brings back memories of my old kitchen/diner. I swear the paper we had was almost identical! Wot is William Shatner on...I definitely don't want any!!

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  4. I love your wallpapered loo, Loo. it mimics that Ikea lampshade perfectly x

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  5. The smallest room looks great, retrotastic! And that William Shatner thing is truly bizarre, what WAS he smoking?
    x

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  6. The wallpaper is a real statement - gorgeous! It goes very well with the lampshade - all very retro! Thanks for the video. What's he been smoking? I reckon they could use it to help deliver an anti-drugs message...
    x

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  7. It looks BRILLIANT!! A loo to be proud of! Loving the 'who-cares' ethos too :) I know what you mean about having no room for error - I felt a bit like that making my vintage curtain dress last week! Nothing like a bit of pressure eh?

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  8. There's a family guy version of this and I thought their version was an exaggeration but in fact the original is so much more mental.
    I love the wallpaper! It's amazing! Looks pretty good from the photos!

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  9. Wow, your bathroom looks fantastic. Love the wallpaper and the light fitting. Retro heaven! William Shatner really does sound "high as a kite" - bizzare! x

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  10. You're right, truly weird! How funny.

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  11. That William video is utterly bizarre!!

    But your downstairs loo looks fab - and you're totally underselling the light - I bet there are a million fancy-shmancy designers who would use a too-big light on purpose!!

    Sxxx

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  12. Absolutely fabulous! I remember that wallpaper well and am green with envy over how gorgeous it looks in situ. I'm lusting after the Scandi lampshade, too! xxx

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  13. Love the makeover - I'll pass on the video!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  14. Great loo, Loo! Love the wallpaper, looks a perfect job to me, and that lightshade is fab. William Shatner... Why did I watch that, I prefer to remember him in his 1960s Star Trek pomp. xxxx

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  15. Off.His.Tits?!!! He was the perfect choice for Danny in Boston Legal:)). I ADORE your wallpaper so much and think you're an extremely clever woman for doing such a great job and yes I love the light! xo

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  16. Lovely loo paper, well done you. That was some weed Capt. Kirk was on.

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  17. Heehee, yes very bizarre! Love your wallpaper, bet your 'Superduperstarshiptrooper' happy with it ;) xx

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  18. I'm loving the retro wallpaper, it looks great there. Really good price for it as well..bargain :)

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  19. Just make sure you don't send any drunk visitors to the downstairs loo, 'kay?!

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  20. It looks fab! I admire your for doing it and knowing you only had one roll to play with. Living dangerously or what!
    The light is great too, it all looks really very retro. I wish you lived near to me as you would have a field day in my garage with all my mum's stuff.
    Happy Monday!
    xx

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  21. I'm having a flashback to when I found some fab wallpaper at the dollar store, then did my bedroom wall BY MYSELF. Your bathroom looks amazing - hope it wasn't as traumatic as my experience!

    P.S.: William Shatner. For all his cheesiness, I think he's great.

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  22. Gert lush wallpaper that and it suits your WC a treat. You'll be able to sit on the throne and appreciate your handiwork! As for Shatner, either he's smoking some hardcore weed or just trying to 'get down' with the kids! I reckon its the latter!

    *Gives Vulcun salute*

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  23. OH

    MY

    GOURD!!!

    The wallpaper is AMAZING! I love your loo so much! And that video is MENTAL. I love mental.

    Sarah xxx

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  24. I bet they had fun making that video but lordy it's a weird one! I had to fast forward to the bit you mentinoed, otherwise it was going to be a long, long time coming having to watch!
    Loving the wallpaper, you do a fab job. And the shade is swoonworthy.
    Hope all went well for Mr J&P and his friends when they did their walk.
    Lisa x

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  25. Love it ;-)) It looks brilliant, dee x

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  26. OH MY GOLLY GOSH!!! WHAT was that video all about? I am sitting here in absolute stitches - I nearly fell on the floor. THANK YOU for the best laugh I've had in ages.

    The wall paper is fab - I'm just impressed that you hung it yourself - forget about the imperfections.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog - you have me intrigued - how do I make my own chalk paint, i'd love to know.
    Paula xxx

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  27. Love it! I'm a bit of a vintage wallpaper addict! I pressed the follow button, so as Arnie says......I'll be back.....of to read the rest of your blog now! Ada :)

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  28. The wallpaper looks briliant, love it!

    I think its going to be a long long long time before William Shatner comes down from whatever he has taken LOL! Thanks for the laugh, me and Mr K were in stitches.

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  29. Hello Sweetpea, notice you haven't posted in a while, hope all is well in your world - maybe you just can't tear yourself away from your gorgeouas loo... :) xxx

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  30. Fabulous wallpaper and artichoke light - love it Loo!.
    x Tina

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  31. My goodness, still recovering from that video!! Thank you!

    I love your wallpaper...

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