For the love of wallpaper
The proliferation of wallpaper in our home started simply enough: the stairs. The white riser seemed out of place without a skirt board -- in fact, it looked unfinished. Then I came upon stick-on tiles and considered those for a time (see example below right) before deciding on peel-and-stick wallpaper. And, oh, what a great decision that was!
Juniper Forest from Rifle Paper Co. ended up being the perfect choice for several reasons: 1) one roll covered all 17 risers, 2) because of the pattern, I was able to install it sideways, eliminating any seam matches, and 3) it's gorgeous! One $50 roll and a couple of hours later...
After falling in love with Juniper Forest on my stairs, I found other places to use it: inside dresser drawers, above our mantle, on a wall in our former dining room (still not quite sure what to call this space), and on a wall in our entry.
I realize there are other worthy wallpaper designs, and am anxious to see if they live up to Rifle Paper Co.'s peel-and-stick. I'll find out soon enough, as I'm closing in on being ready to wallpaper the upstairs bath! I have one other space I've decided on wallpaper, but will save the surprise for later -- one project at a time!
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Raised on a farm in Rushford, Minnesota, one of nine children. Graduated from Winona State University in 2001. Majored in English Writing and Minored in Women's Studies and Art. Studied Interior Design at Dakota County Technical College from 2004-05. Married Benjamin Ries of Vermillion, Minnesota, in August of 2005. Moved to Spearfish, South Dakota (thus putting Interior Design studies on hold) in September 2005. Welcomed children Adelaide in 2006 and Rusty in 2007. Moved to Zimmerman. Minnesota in December of 2007, then to El Paso, Wisconsin in May of 2011.