Monday, September 26, 2005

I ordered the wallpaper border on the internet last night from USA Wallpaper and saved some money. Each roll was $31.99 at the wallpaper store, but I got it for $17.50 a roll. We only need 3 rolls, so it came to less than $65 total with shipping and handling.

As soon as I get the delivery, I'm off to Lowe's or Home Depot to look at paint colors to match. I'd like to do two different colors for above and below the border.

I love decorating, so this is going to be fun!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Wallpaper Border Shopping...

We thought about doing a chair-rail, but knew it would probably be a disaster. Sure, we could have someone come in and do a beautiful chair-rail and crown molding, but we really want to decorate the room ourselves. Since we've put up many wallpaper borders, we decided to go with a border instead and put the border at chair-rail height.

Today, Mom and I went over to Wallpapers to Go. They have tons of books and a really big selection. From my experience I've learned to use the wallpaper store to select a border, then go to USA Wallpaper to get the exact same borders at 45% off retail price. (I'm sure the stores love this!)

We spent a good hour and a half going through all the baby and kids books and finally narrowed it down to about 5 borders, then 3, then 2, then the final choice. I wanted something I could use for a 12mo old, but would grow with her into pre-teen years. Here's my favorite. The bottom of the flowers are cut out and we're not using the wallpaper that shows behind the border in the photos.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Which Room to Use...

We have three spare bedrooms and currently one is my craft/sewing room, one is our computer room and one was a guest bedroom, but now has a treadmill in it instead of the bed. After some thought of which room would be Lauren's, we decided that it would be my craft room. It's the largest of the bedrooms at 10'x14', instead of the standard 10'x10' of the other two rooms. Plus, my craft room isn't square, it has some nice angles to it. Here it is in it's current state.