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Triangles at Makeshift Society

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Christiana

We installed our Triangles in Charcoal and Gold designed by Lisa Congdon at the Makeshift Society on Saturday.

First, I'll note that was already such a lovely, happy, inviting space. But, we cranked it up an extra notch by adding wallpaper to this wall.


Here's the first strip. After pasting the back, I booked it and let the paste absorb in for about 7 or so mins. This helps with any paper stretching and makes the hanging go lots better. So, it is an important step.

First two strips up!
And then, I ran into a slight problem when I noticed that the wall was quite bumpy in the next section. I should definitely have checked the whole wall first. Live and learn. So, I walked over to a hardware store nearby and bought some spackle and sandpaper, applied the spackle...

and then let dry. Rather than watching spackle dry, I decided to take a break and enjoy the amazing sunshine in the city, so I biked over to Chrissy Field and met some friends for a picnic. It was almost like fate that the wall was messed up a tad, so I could enjoy the sun guilt free. Which I did.


Back, sanded and half way there.

And then, I forgot to take pictures of the rest... but, here's a trick I'll share with you. If you do happen to make any errors that cause the wallpaper to say rip just a tad, or you mess up trimming an edge, you can hide all your mistakes with watercolor colored pencils. I mean I'll never tell if I happened to make some mistakes and you'll never find them if I did... Watercolor colored pencils are the way!


Triangles. Done. We're probably biased and what not, but we think they look fabulous!

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