Wallpapered shelves? Check.
So thats one thing off the list. Sort of. Of course I can't find all the books I had in my last home's built-ins so its looking a bit overun by tchoktes and bare of books. Have no fear people, I do read. As soon as I find the rest of the things that belong on these shelves, they will be properly "merchandised".
I did happen to find my collection of antique cameras and some display photographs. I realize I haven't put a new photo in a frame in years. Time to add some more current photos to the collection, I suppose.
When I ordered the paper I had some sort of odd notion that the roll would be wide enough to cover the back in one sheet. Not quite sure why I thought that but when it arrived it was clear that was not the case. Since I didn't want to permanently affix the paper to the back of the shelf, getting visible seams to become invisible was going to be a big problem. So I decided to hang the pattern horizontally and see how it looked. I briefly considered matching the pattern up from shelf to shelf but Im glad I didn't bother...i like the movement the alternating direction gives.
But I have a whole new found respect for anyone who has the patience to hang a patterned wallpaper in an entire room. That would be an incredible amt of precision work that is way beyond my patience level.
Back to this project, I'm not sure if I want to also paper the back of the middle set of shelves. I do like how it looks on the left and leaving the middle blank might be a little odd. But I don't want to be overwelmed by the patern either. In any case, I need to figure out a layout of stuff for the shelves before I do anything else anyway since the seams are hidden by the shelves, the spacing needs to be final before I do anymore papering. What do you think?