Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Target Wallpaper Fail

I thought it was going to be the best thing since sliced bread.

Last weekend I painted my laundry room a nice crisp Highland Terrier White by Benjamin Moore (its a new Pottery Barn selected color).  It's beautiful!  We had a dark grey on the walls before and the room felt dirty.  The new wall color makes it feel so much bigger and so much brighter.  It's a happier place.

The stars aligned on Sunday and Chad dropped me off at Target/mall in Boulder while he was going to fish.  I stood in Target looking at all of the peel and stick/ "re-positionable" wall paper choices... The home department manager offered me a discount to try the stuff.  I can't say no to a discount.  We all know that.

I decided on this one.  I carried it around for hours patiently waiting for Chad to return to take me home so I could get this stuff on the blank wall of my newly painted laundry room.

2 hours into the project and several arguments later Chad and I waved the white flag in defeat. The edges of the strips of paper didn't match up, there were bubbles everywhere, and there were dirty marks on it from where we tried to smooth it out with our hands.
Look really close to the bottom middle... do you see the bubbley mess???

It looked great for selfies but that was about it.  I took a couple and then ripped that mess off.  Target took it back no questions asked. Probably because I walked in with an armload of wall paper with a terrified look on my face.

Lesson of the day... leave wallpaper to the professionals. If it seems too good to be true it probably is.

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