Wallpapering again

I thought I’d never do it again but this week I felt inspired to remove some wallpaper in our kitchen that was starting to peel off. It’s time-consuming to remove old wallpaper and then stressful applying the new stuff because the glue ends up everywhere and the paper invariably tears and then there’s the anxious moment near the end when you’re not sure whether you’ll have enough paper. Thankfully I managed not to glue myself to the wall.

Here’s the before photo:


It’s a Victorian home with very high ceilings and a lovely range in what was once the fireplace.

I only redid the small section above the timber panelling and below the picture rail.


Here’s the after photo:


It’s William Morris Fruit wallpaper. I love William Morris. His designs are full of plants and animals which makes me think he appreciated the natural world.