Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wallpaper Archeology

When I started to peel the kitchen wallpaper, I naturally exposed the layer beneath. The floral paper that came with the kitchen (at the left in the photo) was probably put up in the 70s. The paper underneath has a distinctly French feel and, I think, is from the 50s. Maybe even the 40s. I love how the color palettes are pretty much the same. The beige areas are the backing paper from the vinyl flower stuff. I haven't found anything underneath these even though the house is from 1911. I do have more than a passing wonder about the people who picked out these papers and lived with them for so many years.

1 comment:

High Desert Diva said...

The 2nd layer of paper was remarkably similar to the paper in our house in Silverton....although there was chickens on our paper...chickens and teapots...oh my.

So satisfying to get rid of it.

Love the punch of color you've infused in the kitchen. Bye-bye beige.

Now I'm going to encourage you to make your own cabinet hardware....