February 10, 2017

I’ve had a better time than expected working on the mini house lately. I’ve made some progress with the kitchen cabinetry, finished painting the fridge (and glued the door on). But I am probably most pleased with the way the bathroom wallpaper turned out.

I had gone to Hobby Lobby trying to find scrapbook paper to use as wallpaper in the house. While they had a very good selection of papers, nothing was right for the shower walls and the rest of the fixtures. So I headed to their fabric section, and found a “pleather” upholstery fabric in a bronze-ish-green color. I was frankly more than a little intimidated by the idea of the process of application of this fabric.

I tried wallpaper mucilage from a dollhouse supply store, but that really didn’t work with this type of fabric. I then used the Yes paste, which worked great. I was going to try to apply the fabric to the wall and cut it at the floors, ceilings and openings with a razor knife and rotary cutter. This did not work out well. Surprisingly, however, when I cut the fabric into pieces I was able to get them to fit and the seams don’t show. So it turned out to go very smoothly after the initial trial and error.

Here is a picture of how it looks with the wallpaper up and the shower “granite” slabs glued in place.

Now I just have to finish the shower pan and install the acrylic “frameless glass” shower walls.

Then, on to the vanity, mirrors, lighting above the vanity, installing the tub, and of course, finishing the kitchen cabinetry and appliances.