Wallpaper? It's making a comeback!
After we left the Octagon House we started a project in Fayetteville, and yes, it was wallpapering! Even funnier, we had to use the same wheat paste/sugar combo we used in the Octagon House as adhesive. We laugh, because we really thought once we left the Octagon House we would be putting this recipe into a file, but wallpaper is making a comeback, especially historically replicated paper. Today, because of the economy, more people are opting to stay in their homes, and redoing them, then purchasing a new one. That said, people are searching for authentic ways to bring back the glory of their aging homes. Faux finishes, trompe l'oeil, and historically replicated paper are all helping to make homes, well, look older!
Once the wall was prepped, we created the paste, and started the hanging process. The end result was brilliant, and the home owner was extremely pleased.