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Wallpaper within Dining Room Wall Frames

Project by Mark posted 12-31-2012 02:56 AM 3042 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All -

A few months ago, I posted a project regarding my dining room trim work design. I was adding crown moldings, fluted casings and shadow boxes to what was originally a room without any trim accents – and the trim work portion of the construction was nearing completion. After a LONG delay (Hurricane Sandy – UGH), I got back to it and I wanted to share a few more items here now that this is essentially completed.

(The room will need a hardwood floor next, but that’s another project entirely.)

First, off – a few folks had questioned the details of the wall frame construction, so I made a video which I’ll try to include here. I’ve never included a video on this site before so I hope it works.The video covers construction of one of the dining room shadow boxes, and I actually put it up on my home improvement blog as well.

Secondly (and the main point of this project summary) – I wanted to show the wallpapering within the wall frames, which I’m really happy with. You can see the progression within the photos above, and this literally was finished yesterday. Wallpapering has never been one of my favorite endeavors, and maybe I’m a little old-fashioned, but I really like the look of this.

One of the really tricky aspects of this: I couldn’t find a random pattern match paper in the color and style I wanted. The pattern you see above had to be matched at every seam. A little bit painful!

Still, though – I really like the overall look and feel of the room; it’s totally changed. So once I get that hardwood floor in, we’re surely going to have some people over for dinner… ;-)

-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com



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posted 12-31-2012 10:15 AM

Is that the same room??!!! Oh my goodness, what a difference that makes. Gorgeous!

For the video if you select “share” and then “embed” and click on the “use old code” (or whatever that says) you can copy/paste it into your blog and voila ….

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 12-31-2012 10:23 AM

now that I’ve watched the video—impressive
And one question: you aren’t by chance a perfectionist, are you??? !! :D No wonder your work looks so wonderful.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 12-31-2012 08:48 PM

Thanks, Deb -

Perfectionist? Nah! Unless that means I know every single place I’ve messed something up on every single project? But, don’t we all?? ;-)

Thanks for explaining how to insert the video – and for doing so above. I’m still somewhat new to the video stuff; it’s frankly kind of fun, though.

-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com

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posted 01-01-2013 12:00 AM

keep them coming.

and yes- that does hint at you being a perfectionist! lol

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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MarkTheFiddler

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posted 01-01-2013 02:19 PM

Mark, beautiful wall. You are doing an outstanding job.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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GaryL

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posted 01-02-2013 02:40 AM

Fantastic work Mark. What a difference the trim details made.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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posted 01-02-2013 04:04 AM

Mark/Gary -

Thank you both—and Gary, I just noticed your signature line…

“The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes”

Having ingested this for a few seconds – I love it. And I think your wisdom just turned me into a pro!

-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com

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stefang

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posted 01-03-2013 03:37 PM

Great work Mark. My first impression of the dining room without the wallpaper was that it looked very nicely furnished and decorated, but a bit bare on the walls. The molding and paper was the perfect touch and it came out really well. I don’t think wallpaper can be old fashioned, just right or wrong, and your’s is absolutely right!

-- Mike an American living in Norway

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posted 01-03-2013 03:38 PM

-- Mike an American living in Norway

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posted 01-04-2013 04:08 AM

Thanks, Mike -

Wallpapering is definitely not one of my favorite jobs; the “time limit” aspect always bothers me. I’m sure if I was doing it every week it would be just fine as you develop an optimal routine/procedure. But since I wallpaper maybe every 4-5 years on average, I have the knowledge that I “used to” know how to do it: but then as I start I think, “how the heck do I do this again?” Really appreciate your comment!

-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com

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stefang

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posted 01-04-2013 06:54 AM

My wife is always the boss when we do any wallpapering (and on a number of other occasions as well). She is particularly good at corners, which I think many have problems with.

-- Mike an American living in Norway

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blondetazz

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posted 01-05-2013 01:48 AM

This is inspiring! Months ago I actually found a beautiful wallpaper but didn’t just want to have complete wall covered in it. This gives me a way to break it up into accent pieces. Thank you!

-- She is up to the challenge!

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posted 01-06-2013 05:49 AM

You’re very welcome, blondetazz -

And I’ll add one thing further: I just completed a much more elaborate description of this project overall. There’s a video and a whole bunch of additional photos and description. As I write this, the new article is literally about 5 minutes old – and likely has some typos. ;-)

If it’s of further help – you can check it out at the link that follows on my web site:

Wallpaper within Dining Room Wall Frames

The video is a little dark as I shot it on a rainy day, but we do what we can…

-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com

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blondetazz

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posted 01-09-2013 12:59 AM

I saw the video and yes it is very helpful…I love the trim work, especially around the door! I’m so excited to start my own project. I will keep watching! Thanks for guiding me!

-- She is up to the challenge!

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